Course Details

Course offered Spring 2019

HONORS 397 B: The UW for the Future: What could and should it become?

HONORS 397 B: The UW for the Future: What could and should it become? (SSc)

SLN 14992 (View UW registration info »)

Joseph Janes (Information School)
Office: MGH 330 M, Box 352840
Phone: 206-616-0987
Email: jwj@uw.edu
Thaisa Way (Landscape Architecture)
Office: 348F Gould Hall, Box 355734
Phone: 206 685-2523
Email: tway@uw.edu

Credits: 2, c/nc
Limit: 16 students

Credit Type

Making change, particularly in large and complex organizations and institutions, takes not only vision and creativity and grit – it is immeasurably aided by a broad and deep understanding of the contexts and constraints involved. The University of Washington is a complex institution with constituencies and players, history, mission, objectives, priorities, resources, which interact and influence each other in a fluid and often unpredictable and chaotic way.

In this seminar, we will explore several perspectives on a major institution we’re all familiar with (or at least we think we are) – the UW – and work through such issues to build a deeper understanding and learn to ask critical questions of the institution.