Integrative Learning

There is a growing national emphasis on fostering undergraduate students’ integrative learning through multiple forms of engaged educational experiences. As learning across boundaries becomes a signature characteristic of a 21st century liberal education, curricular, co-curricular, and pedagogical innovations call for new forms of cross-cutting faculty oversight to discern the quality and level of students’ overall integrative learning. Such oversight is in addition to the responsibility that the faculty already have for the effectiveness of the curriculum in their own departments and across general education.

Campus Models and Case Studies

Teaching "Creative Confidence": The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University

Imagine a different type of undergraduate education, one that completely breaks from the division between general education and the major. In fact, there are no majors in this system, nor any of the... Read More

Pathways for Learning and Transfer at California State University-Northridge and Pierce College

“Why do I have to take this course?” It’s a question that most faculty members have probably heard at some point—especially if they teach courses that satisfy general education requirements. The... Read More
Montgomery College

Preparing Faculty to Facilitate Global Learning at Montgomery College

Montgomery College, a Maryland community college just north of Washington, DC, boasts an exceptionally diverse student body, with over 164 nationalities represented. Given the global nature of the... Read More
Wellesley College

Integrative Learning from First to Final Year at Wellesley College

When Wellesley College joined AAC&U’s project on Faculty Leadership for Integrative Liberal Learning, the faculty and administrators started out by conducting an inventory of the college’s... Read More
The iCons Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Problems-Based Science Education: The iCons Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

The new Integrated Sciences Building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as its name suggests, houses labs and classrooms for students and faculty from several departments. But some of the... Read More
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