Posts by Benjamin Scragg

A screenshot of Stem Futures Webinar 1: Perspectives on Humanistic Knowledge

December 1, 2020 | | Design

Learn about our team’s effort to lead a national workshop collaboration focused on the designing future undergraduate STEM education, and the lessons we learned along the way about collaborating remotely and at scale.

The Arizona desert

October 18, 2019 | | Scholarship

Back in January, we shared about the launch of an exciting idea emerging out of Miami, Arizona, seeking to provide opportunities for high-achieving students in rural areas across the state.

Paper Rubik's cubes hanging from the ceiling

August 9, 2019 | , , , , and | OofSI

Christina Ngo wrote a series of posts about her stint as a design strategist in OofSI. We thought it would be fitting that the Design Initiatives team respond in kind, by writing a post about her stay here and the impact it had on all of us—in ways small and large.

An ariel view of the San Diego coast

March 14, 2019 | | Design

On Tuesday 2/12, I jumped back over to San Diego for my second visit in a week to “America’s Finest City.” This time, I went to join a convening of education innovators and changemakers to network and share approaches to school design and r

Social mobility conference

March 6, 2019 | | Design

On Tuesday 2/5 and Wednesday 2/6, my colleague Jennifer Stein and I traveled to La Jolla, California for the Higher Ed Innovators and Disruptors: Social Mobility & Student Success Conference, which was organized by the Student Retention and Success team at UC San Diego.

Avondale design meeting

October 27, 2017 | | Design

As part of an exciting new district partnership, the Office of Scholarship and Innovation kicked off a community design lab with the Avondale Elementary School District

Madison design team

September 14, 2017 | | Design

As we continue to dive into an open-ended design process with the Madison administrative leadership team, five teams have emerged with specific challenges they want to tackle.