Campus Models and Case Studies

California State University Monterey Bay
Outcomes-Based Curriculum Fosters Civic Engagement and Social Awareness at Monterey Bay

When California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) was created on the site of the decommissioned Fort Ord in 1995, the university had an unusual opportunity to experiment with new approaches to undergraduate education. Without entrenched campus structures or a long institutional history,... Read More

Tufts University
Tufts, a research university with campuses in the Boston area, is seeking to make civic engagement part of "the academic fiber of the institution." Courtesy of Tufts University Photography.

Tufts University, a research institution with campuses in the Boston area, has long been known for its engagement with civic life and public policy. Since the founding of Tufts's University College of Citizenship and Public Service in 2000, this commitment to civic engagement has become more... Read More

Emory University
Sustainability Initiative Transforms Emory's Curriculum, One Course at a Time

Emory University is situated in Georgia's piedmont, a region of rolling hills and forests that lies between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic coastal plain. It is also situated in the sprawling Atlanta metropolitan area. Promoting understanding of these two environments—the natural and... Read More

Wagner College
At Wagner College, a liberal arts institution in Staten Island, students benefit from the many opportunities for experiential learning in New York City.

Wagner College, a liberal arts institution located in Staten Island, New York, has developed a reputation in recent years for its innovative approach to experiential learning. The college's core curriculum, the Wagner Plan, combines classroom learning with opportunities to "learn by doing"--... Read More