Marcus Ford

Marcus Ford and Sandra Lubarsky are co-founders of Flagstaff College/Communiversity in Flagstaff, Arizona. Marcus writes on higher education and sustainability and is the author of Beyond the Modern University: Toward a Constructive Postmodern University.

“Wider” Education and Communiversities

A form of education that makes community the substance and goal of education, the communiversity entails a shift in mindset, ethos, and purpose.

April 9, 2024

university building

What Can Colleges and Universities Learn from a Pandemic?

To return to the pre-coronavirus assumptions about the world is to return to a way of thinking and living that cannot be sustained and that will destroy the planet.  We need to reinvent modern civilization and we need colleges and universities to take on a leadership role in this great task.

April 7, 2020

Cornell University

Rethinking the Modern University

We need a form of civilization that co-exists with the nine million other species of life on this planet. We need a form of civilization that is socially just and does not equate human happiness and well-being with the endless consumption of material goods.  The modern university, as it is currently configured, stands in the way of creating this form of civilization. Rethinking civilization requires rethinking higher education.

August 28, 2019

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Reforesting, Rewilding, and Re-thinking Civilization

The most hopeful and inspiring project of our time is rethinking civilization, reforesting the earth, and rewilding the planet. It is a single project and the most important one we can undertake.

August 15, 2019