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Date and Location

September 13, 2022
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM ET
Virtual + Wexner G02 (ground Level)


Becoming a Great University: Low Cost Steps for Sustained Excellence in Higher Education Photo

​In this hybrid presentation, M-RCBG faculty affiliate and Pforzheimer Professor of Teaching and Learning Richard Light will build on the theme that America has hundreds of “quite good” universities – yet a far smaller number can realistically be called “great.” Light will offer eight no-cost or truly low-cost recommendations, that ANY college or university can implement, to enhance their students’ experiences on campus, in an effort to move from good to great. Each suggestion is concrete and specific. Plus each recommendation that Light makes has been actually tried and implemented at one or several campuses, with great success. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion about the feasibility and value of these eight recommendations.

Please note that our speaker will be presenting in person at Harvard Kennedy School in Wexner G-02. Anyone with a Harvard ID is invited to join us on a first-come, first-served basis. Others are welcomed to attend via Zoom. 

For in person attendees, we will be drawing names for one of five copies of Prof. Light's latest book. At the speaker's request, masks will be required for everyone in the room. So that everyone can remain fully masked during the seminar, lunch will be provided in to-go boxes that attendees can pick up a the conclusion of the event.

​This event is co-sponsored by SLATE (Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence).

Speakers and Presenters

​M-RCBG faculty affiliate and Pforzheimer Professor of Teaching and Learning Richard Light​.


Additional Organizers

​SLATE (Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence)