If you take a class in “Project X” here’s what you won’t have to do: buy textbooks, drive to class, or sit through a lecture.
Here’s what you will have to do: conduct a conversation, over Facebook, with a leading scholar about a subject in his field that’s keeping him up at night, and then work with your fellow students to advance our understanding of the issue.
It’s a whole new approach to graduate education – and all you need to participate is an internet connection.
Saybrook University is proud to announce that it has moved across the San Francisco Bay, establishing its new headquarters in Oakland, Caifornia, a city of art, activism, and abiding concern for social justice.
While long headquartered in San Francisco, and identifying itself with the city’s counter-culture, the tech boom of the last few years has significantly changed both San Francisco’s economy and culture. Saybrook officials determined, during review of the University’s lease, that significant funding could be saved by moving into what they saw as a superior space in Oakland – while Oakland’s culture was in many ways more in tune with a university that believes that developing and investing in people is more vital than pursuing the next technology.
Members of the Saybrook faculty have had an incredibly busy semester, making scholarly contributions around the world. Here’s a partial list of their activities.
In a major publication, Saybrook psychology alumnus and faculty member Kirk Schneider co-edited The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology: Theory, research, and practice (Sage Publicasions). Even more impressive, over half the chapters are written by Saybrook faculty or alums. These include:
- Louis Hoffman et. all: Humanistic psychology and multiculturalism: History, current status, and advancements
- Louis Hoffman et. all: Toward a sustainable myth of self: An existential response to the postmodern condition.
- Amedeo Giorgi: The search for psyche: A human science perspective.
- Tom Greening: Becoming authentic: An existenital-‐humanistic approach to reading literature.
- Ed Mendelowitz: Imagology and the postmodern world.
- Scott Churchill: An introduction to phenomenological research in psychology: Historical, conceptual, and methodologcial foundations
… and more.
Schneider has additionally been named the President Elect of Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. Saybrook faculty member Nathaniel Granger was elected as the Division’s secretary.
Every business in the 21st century is becoming a global business: customers, supply chains, raw materials, and marketing are all part of an emerging world market of unprecedented complexity.
Companies need managers who can work with teams and cultures from across the world. These managers must be able to organize people and processes with equal fluency and bring out the best in diverse teams of people who may never meet face-to-face
Saybrook’s School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation is now offering an MA in Management, specializing in Global Workforce Collaboration (pending WASC approval). As both international businesses and non-profit organizations deal with rapid change in multiple countries and cultures at once, managers who understand how to integrate virtual teams with on-site offices across the world are highly prized.
The Ivory Tower lives in the same economy as the rest of the world, and according to articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education, American graduate school enrollment is flat and stagnant.
That’s not the case at Saybrook University, a graduate-only institution which, according to just-released enrollment numbers, now has the highest number of students in its history – a 36% increase over the number of students it had in 2008, when the Great Recession began, and a 32% increase over Fall 2012 new student headcount.
Saybrook University sponsored professional conferences in Mind-Body Medicine and Psychology in July in support of Saybrook faculty and students who were participating in these events.
It’s graduation season at Saybrook University! This year Saybrook is graduating nearly 100 students in commencement ceremonies in Seattle and San Francisco celebrating new scholars in the fields of psychology, mind-body medicine, organizational systems, and human science.
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For the third year in a row, Saybrook University’s Student Satisfaction Survey has shown students are more content with their overall Saybrook experience.
More than 70 percent of enrolled students participated in the 2013 survey, which was developed and coordinated by the Saybrook Office of Institutional Research, and included 57 questions measuring student satisfaction rates with 21 key academic quality indicators and 17 key indicators for university-level services.
Saybrook welcomes its 2013-14 board of trustee officers: Renee Levi, PhD, previously the board co-chair, as chair; Brendan D. Leonard, MBA as vice chair; Bradley G. Fisher, MBA, as secretary; and Sam Talucci, MA, DMAN, as treasurer.
Are you frustrated with politics and the lack of civil discourse in community? Do you wonder if you can make a difference? For three days in July, 2013, at events across Seattle, internationally known educator, author and activist Parker J. Palmer will spark a community conversation based on his latest book, Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit. The latest of Palmer’s nine books, Healing shows his commonsense approach to politics that serves the common good.