The Institute is made possible by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation and by support from The University of Oklahoma.
The mission of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing is to advance the science of virtue and to promote the flourishing of OU Students and all Oklahomans. Learn more
Featured Virtue: Love of LearningLove of learning is a disposition to seek out new experiences and novel opportunities for learning. The most common example of someone that loves learning is a child. For the child, everything is fresh, new and interesting.
LAST LECTURE - MAR 8If you could give one last lecture before you die, what would you say? This is the question we pose to our Last Lecture speakers. Join us on March 8th to hear Kristen Partridge answer this thought-provoking question!
We are pleased to announce a new member on the Institute's Leadership Team, Dr. Scott Beck. Dr. Beck is the Head Principal at Norman High School, and has long been an enthusiastic supporter of our work.
Dr. Beck holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, a Master's degree in Education Administration, Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy Studies from OU as well. Welcome to the team, Dr. Beck!
Now Accepting Course Proposals!
We offer funding for OU faculty to develop new courses and redesign existing courses, in a variety of disciplines, on virtue and flourishing. We encourage a creative approach to the structure and content of these courses, and we will assist faculty in developing a plan to employ cutting-edge measures and assessment tools. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses are welcome.