The 60-Year Curriculum: Ideas, Strategies, and Challenges

Wednesday, February 20 | 1:45PM–2:30PM PT | El Capitan, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Industry and Campus-Led Session
Today many young adults will go through 30 jobs and three careers that will span over 60 years. The question is, In what ways are higher education institutions serving learners over their lifetime, beyond a two- or four-year diploma? This session will explore an innovative framework for lifelong learning called "the 60-year curriculum" (#60YC). This framework posits that higher education institutions can and should provide continuous learning opportunities beyond a diploma—opportunities that span a range of personal and professional needs. What do these opportunities look like? What could they look like? Join us as we explore multiple ways organizations are meeting learners where they are today and where they will be in the future.

Outcomes: Develop a deeper understanding of new and different ways teaching and learning opportunities can be constructed * Explore innovative ways institutions can serve learners across their lifetime


  • Michael Amick

    Vice President of Distance Ed., Pima County Community College District
  • Christopher Sessums

    Director, Academic Affairs, D2L