Purposeful Pathways: Faculty Planning for Curricular Coherence
The Purposeful Pathways project supports faculty-led efforts at participating institutions to enhance curricular coherence and intentionality by creating new guided learning pathways.
Purposeful Pathways: Faculty Planning for Curricular Coherence, funded by The Teagle Foundation, supports campus teams at four institutions as they engage in ambitious faculty-led curricular changes leading to greater intentionality in students’ curricular pathways. Campus teams have developed action plans to create a more coherent and intentional curriculum that promotes purposeful pathways for student success.
The project goals are driven by a shared belief that purposeful pathways created by faculty can guide students to higher levels of learning, intellectual skills development, and practical knowledge. These newly designed guided learning pathways will engage students in high-quality learning experiences (e.g. high-impact practices) that will help them achieve learning outcomes critical for life, work, and productive citizenship. The institutions participating in the project include:
- Community College of Philadelphia (PA)
- University of Houston-Downtown (TX)
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV)
- Winston-Salem State University (NC)
- Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the TRHT Campus Centers
- Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation and Executive Director of VALUE
- Vice President, Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers
Project Publications and Activities
Introduction to the Special Issue: Curricular Coherence as an Instructional, Ethical, and Equity-Minded Imperative
As educators, how can we ensure that our students have access to the very best teaching, learning, and assessment that we have to offer?