Campus Models and Case Studies

In 1970, after one hundred years as a traditional science and engineering university, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) re-engineered its technological education to a new, student-centered approach focused on project-based learning.

They had a good reason.

“It’s fun for... Read More

Every Campus a Refuge: Guilford College's Powerful Effort to Help Refugees Resettle

The woods west of Greensboro, North Carolina, have been a place of refuge for nearly two hundred years. Nearby Quaker communities would help slaves hiding there and smuggle them out to continue their journey north on the Underground Railroad.

After those same Quakers founded Guilford... Read More

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Figure 1. The Sixteen VALUE Rubrics


Intellectual and Practical Skills

As soon as new students step on their college campuses for the first time, they already face roadblocks to graduation. Maybe they don’t know how to apply for financial aid, they can’t decipher bloated academic pathways or sprawling general education requirements, or they feel overwhelmed by... Read More

In 2006, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) convened a committee of eighteen of the biggest names in engineering—including former US secretary of defense William Perry and Google cofounder Larry Page—to examine the toughest issues facing the world in the twenty-first century.... Read More

Facing today’s most urgent challenges takes more than disciplinary knowledge. It takes good citizens.

To prepare students for their future roles as leaders, humanitarians, and innovators, academic departments across the country are infusing civic learning into the traditional disciplinary... Read More

Even before it became an institution, the University of North Georgia (UNG) had LEAP in its DNA.

North Georgia College & State University (NGCSU) and Gainesville State College (GSC)—which consolidated in 2013 to form the five campuses of UNG—both had institutional commitments to AAC... Read More

In September 2017, the Tulane University community watched in horror as Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, destroying agriculture and infrastructure and leaving most of the population without power, water, or cell phone service.

Tulane felt the island’s pain. A private university... Read More

“I’ve been at Elon University for twenty-one years, and a connection to experiential, engaged learning was part of the DNA of the institution when I arrived,” said Maurice Levesque, associate provost for curriculum and assessment. “But we didn’t really showcase those experiences or help students... Read More

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has a long and successful history of using high-impact practices (HIPs) to engage students inside and outside the classroom.

National research and IUPUI’... Read More

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