Through Ashoka U’s platform your commitment joins many others to collectively build towards enabling millions of changemakers.
> Launching, deepening, or expanding a single course, internship program, student club or orientation experience
> Cultivating a change team made up of individuals who are working on different aspects of changemaker education on campus
> Conducting research on the impact of changemaker education
> Developing department-wide changemaker curriculum modules or learning outcomes
> Adding changemaker criteria into the admissions process
> Hosting a regional convening focused on changemaking
> Integrating a changemaker education pathway that includes both curricular and co-curricular experiences open to all students
> Embedding a commitment to changemaking into the institution’s strategic plan
> Supporting other institutions or organizations to do this work
Ashoka U will review all commitments to ensure they meet the following criteria:
> Contributes to equipping or activating more changemakers.
> Is specific, measurable, and focuses on a new level of impact (this can include integrating, expanding, or deepening an existing initiative).
> Commitment leads take an intentional approach to minimize inadvertent harm resulting from their commitment. Read Ashoka U’s Primer on Responsible Changemaker Education for more.
> Commitment leads work in, or have a strong connection to, higher education.
We encourage you to view the commitment process as a tool to help you shine a light on an initiative you want to invest in more during the coming year. Use the deadline to push your stakeholders to agree on an initiative, leverage the potential of visibility and recognition to get additional support, and the connections and resources you’ll get through the learning community to bring your commitment to life.
In addition to anyone associated with a higher education institution, (student, faculty, staff, or administrator), we will also accept commitments from organizations, companies, or policy-makers working with higher education. Commitments can be at an individual-level, team-level, or institution-level.
The #MillionsofChangemakers call to action is designed to be a kick-off point and a gathering ground.
After successfully making a commitment, you (and others on your team), will be invited to participate in different aspects of Ashoka U’s learning community. Through this community we will act as match-makers, connecting those who are working on similar commitments, or have resources that can help you achieve your goals.
However, the supports offered are not a comprehensive suite of tools, funding, and resources. Rather this platform is our call for entrepreneurial individuals, institutions, and co-creators of all kinds who can leverage this platform and network to help activate millions of changemakers. If that’s you – join us!