Catalyst Fund

Teaching Creativity


Primary Participant:

Margaret Mertz, College of Fine Arts

The University of Florida is a large, complex institution that is driven by discipline-driven, com- partmentalized research, teaching and learning environments that generate innovative and inspiring work from students and faculty. In spite of natural curiosity and the desire to explore new fields and ideas, often students and faculty become narrowly focused on their most immediate colleagues and priorities within their disciplines. The one-and-a half day conference Teaching Creativity will bring people together across the university to share their approaches, successes and failures which drive their creative problem-solving forward.