Campus Models and Case Studies

Lynn University
More than 90 percent of students at Lynn University choose professional majors, such as business or communications.

When Lynn University Vice President for Academic Affairs Cynthia Patterson first launched a committee to extensively redesign the university's general education program, she expected some resistance from the faculty. So did Associate Professor Katrina Carter-Tellison, the university's core... Read More

Utah Valley University
Utah Valley University

Engaged Learning Energizes Utah Valley University and Community

When Haagen Klaus, an assistant professor of anthropology, arrived at Utah Valley University in 2008, he was prepared for change. Moving from a large research institution in the Midwest to the teaching-... Read More

Hostos Community College
Hostos Community College

In 2005, Amanda Bernal-Carlo, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, was leading a committee charged with motivating faculty to reenvision their pedagogical practices and improve student learning outcomes.  So Bernal-Carlo, who is now acting... Read More

University of Richmond
Jepson School

University of Richmond Associate Professor Crystal Hoyt starts her leadership studies classes with a lesson in myth-debunking 101.  "The students have these images of leadership: it's masculine, it's white, it's top-down," she says. "If we ask students to draw their conception of leadership, we... Read More

Rollins College
Students in Rollins’ international business program are required to demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English by graduation.

A few things stand out immediately as unusual about Rollins College's undergraduate international business program. The first is the required international experience. The second is the required internship. And the third is the required language competency—at least four courses in a modern... Read More

St. Lawrence University
Faculty in the first-year program use pedagogies like reflective journals, community-based learning, and decentered, democratic classrooms in their teaching.

In St. Lawrence University professor Patti Frazer Lock’s first-year program course, her fifty students have lots of opportunities for interaction and collaborative learning. “I put all their names into a statistical package and hit randomize, so every class, they’re working in different groups,... Read More

Keene State College
Keene State

Keene State College sociology professor Therese Seibert didn't find it unusual that her research methods students were complaining about their assignment on focus-group facilitation. What was unusual, though, was the alternative assignment the students proposed: conducting real focus groups. "... Read More

Whittier College
Whittier College

In some ways, Whittier College is a typical small liberal arts college—it has around 1,400 students, small class sizes, a focus on teaching, and a mostly residential campus. But Whittier is one of the most diverse private institutions in the country, with a student body that's 42 percent... Read More

Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University professor of history Marie Hooper, in her ninth year of teaching multiple sections of World Civilization to 1500, is familiar with challenge of making a survey course engaging. "This course is five thousand years of history in fifteen weeks," she says. But a few years... Read More

University of Rochester
The University of Rochester received a grant to infuse entrepreneurial education into six campus schools--including music, nursing, and education.

The word entrepreneurship often is associated with business terms like sweat equity, startup costs, and the liberating phrase, "Be your own boss." Revenue, ROI, and profit are typical measures of entrepreneurial success, at least for the typical entrepreneur. And becoming an... Read More

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