STEM or Humanities? We Need Both

Dr. Michael Lovell, President of Marquette University

In part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Michael Lovell, we answer a big question: STEM or Humanities?

If we want well-rounded graduates, then the answer is quite simply, we need both.

Navigating this balance can be difficult. In the case of Marquette University's Jesuit roots, Dr. Lovell shares how the liberal arts work alongside new innovations in STEM and technology-based programs to produce students with the skills and character for successful futures.

This STEM vs. Humanities discussion brings up a host of other questions that universities across the US have to answer. Our conversation dives into some of these, like:

  • How do you find the right balance between liberal arts and STEM?
  • Is the traditional model of higher education outdated? And what should universities be doing about it?
  • How do liberal arts universities need to pivot in this digital age?
  • What role do universities and their regional partners play in socio-economic issues?
  • How do we get liberal arts majors and STEM majors in the same room solving problems together?

If you missed part 1 where we talked extensively about cross-disciplinary teams, you can catch up by listening here: https://techedpodcast.com/cross-disciplinary-teams-can-solve-the-worlds-problems/.

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