Campus Models and Case Studies

California State University, Fullerton
The Power of Intentionality: Cal State Fullerton's Strategic Approach to Ensuring Equity

In recent years, calls for disruption in higher education have orbited around the seductive nucleus of technology—particularly massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other “unbundled” online learning systems—drawn to the promise of expanded access, reduced costs, and increased completion rates... Read More

Spelman College, St. Catherine University, Simmons College

When Sweet Briar College announced its plans to close in March 2015, some pundits pronounced the event a long-awaited inevitability. “By many measures, today's women are flourishing in higher education and do not need a protected environment to develop their intellectual potential,” Diane... Read More

Against Being Inclusive

Our work in the university should be not merely inclusive, but more radically pluralistic and truly dialogical. Read More

University of Wisconsin–Madison

It’s a common criticism of research-intensive universities that teaching is an afterthought for faculty. The characterization isn’t always fair, but it is true that institutional incentives often favor research productivity over teaching, and many graduate students, especially in the STEM fields... Read More

Manchester Community College
A Roadmap for Student Success at Manchester Community College

Hiring new faculty members is hard enough in a time of fiscal austerity, but getting the funds to hire more student support personnel can be even harder. “Our support staff is way out of proportion to what we need for our student population—we have only five professional advisors for 7,700... Read More

University of Alabama
GPS holds several resource fairs througohut the year where student parents can learn about summer camps, day care, and other services—many of which are free or low cost.

Walking around the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa, one could get the impression that the institution serves only “traditional” students—young, single, and childless. There are few children to be seen, even though about 10 percent of the university’s students are parents. “Student... Read More

University of Virginia
The Young Women Leaders Program at the University of Virginia trains college women to mentor middle school girls, providing educational and leadership opportunities for both mentors and mentees

When faculty at the University of Virginia (UVA) Women’s Center were brainstorming new ideas for programs to help university women, Edith “Winx” Lawrence had an idea that would take their efforts beyond the campus and into the community. “I suggested maybe the best way to help college women... Read More

Morgan State University
One outcome of the STEM Interdisciplinary Initiative is a greater emphasis on applied learning opportunities, including undergraduate research and community-based learning.

Faculty from many of the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) at Morgan State University have been steadily moving toward greater interdepartmental collaboration over the last five years. At first these collaborations were informal and ad hoc. That changed in 2011... Read More

Mt. San Antonio College
Mt. San Antonio College

With nearly 60,000 students, Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) is one of the largest community colleges in California. The institution has to serve a diverse range of student needs, including transfer to four-year institutions. The honors program at Mt. SAC offers a rigorous pathway for... Read More

Rutgers University–Newark
Public service students are required to complete at least two internships to graduate. However, many other classes also involve elements of service learning with community and global partners. (Copyright Rutgers University, Newark)

When the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University-Newark began designing an undergraduate program to complement the school's masters' and doctoral programs, the chancellor of the university gave the faculty a particular charge: "to come up with a curriculum that... Read More