Passion and Purpose: Prestigious Consortium Headed to Ross for Annual Meeting


Leading business educators from around the country are convening at Michigan Ross for the prestigious Aspen Undergraduate Business Education Consortium.

The consortium – part of the Aspen Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based educational and policy studies organization – works to build connections between liberal arts and business education for the good of the broader society. At the annual gathering, member schools share specific curricular and co-curricular ideas on how to strengthen those ties in a way that resonates with today’s students and their future employers. The ultimate goal is to develop the next generation of leaders who are dedicated to positive societal outcomes.

The consortium is coming to Ross at the invitation of Lynn Wooten, associate dean for undergraduate programs at Ross and a recognized leader in the rapidly changing field of undergraduate business education. Under Wooten’s leadership, Ross is currently implementing a transformational business curriculum for undergraduates called MERGE.

Wooten will be among those presenting at the conference, which will focus on a theme of passion and purpose. The event will include sessions on curriculum innovation, teaching samples, and faculty development. A panel discussion will feature Ari Weinzweig of the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, among others.

The conference, which is invitation only, takes place June 8-10 at Ross. You can follow along on Twitter using the tag #AspenUndergrad.

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