Campus Models and Case Studies

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

Belmont University
Belmont University

Belmont University, like many other colleges and universities, has a robust first-year orientation program and course sequence to help students adjust to college-level work and life on campus. Fewer institutions have programs that specifically address the needs of sophomore students, but faculty... 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

University of Wisconsin–Whitewater
The liberal education outcomes align well with work place skills and goals, say University Center staff. Knowledge of human cultures and a sense of personal and social responsibility—two of the LEAP essential learning outcomes—are also important capacities for employees working in the University Center. (Photo Courtesy of University of Wisconsin–Whitewater)

The University of Wisconsin system has been a partner in Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP), AAC&U's national initiative to advance the importance of a twenty-first-century liberal education, almost since its inception—the state of Wisconsin... Read More

Queensborough Community College
Queensborough Community College

The first semester of college is crucial for students at any institution, but it's especially important at Queensborough Community College (QCC), where many students are the first in their families to attend college and may be unprepared for the transition from high school. For these students,... Read More

Pomona College
Pomona College

The Pomona Student Union (PSU) has never shied away from controversial discussions—so long as that controversy is focused on ideas, and so long as the discussion remains civil. Student-founded and entirely student-run, the PSU is dedicated to promoting open dialogue about issues that aren't... Read More

Tulane University
Engaging in public service has given many Tulane students a stronger sense of connection with the New Orleans community, which has aided in student retention, one administrator says. (Photo courtesy of Tulane Publications)

Although many graduate-level public health programs are designed to produce field-specific practitioners, the undergraduate program in public health at Tulane University is a broad-based academic degree, says Jeffery Johnson, associate dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine... Read More

Salt Lake Community College
SLCC, a large community college with more than a dozen instructional sites, developed collegewide learning outcomes and asks students to demonstrate their mastery of these outcomes in their electronic portfolios.

In David Hubert's political science class at Salt Lake Community College, students analyze campaign finance data and write papers about recent elections in Utah. In Kati Lewis's composition class, students write papers in different genres—such as a position paper, a review, and a memoir—all on... Read More

Eastern Oregon University
Students in a first-year seminar about conducting original research studied EOU seniors and determined that professor-student interactions were very important to their success.

Eastern Oregon University has faced challenges in the past several years that were disheartening even for an institution founded on a sense of can-do frontier optimism. The university, an institution of about 3,700 students located in La Grande, Oregon, serves a remote rural area the size of... Read More

College of Wooster
College of Wooster

When College of Wooster Assistant Professor Meagen Pollock stands in front of one of her geology courses, she's thinking beyond what her students need to accomplish during that class period, or even during that semester. Pollock is constantly thinking about how she can ensure that her students—... Read More

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