Integrative Learning

There is a growing national emphasis on fostering undergraduate students’ integrative learning through multiple forms of engaged educational experiences. As learning across boundaries becomes a signature characteristic of a 21st century liberal education, curricular, co-curricular, and pedagogical innovations call for new forms of cross-cutting faculty oversight to discern the quality and level of students’ overall integrative learning. Such oversight is in addition to the responsibility that the faculty already have for the effectiveness of the curriculum in their own departments and across general education.

Campus Models and Case Studies

The Grand Challenges Scholars Program: Integrating Liberal Arts and STEM

In 2006, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) convened a committee of eighteen of the biggest names in engineering—including former US secretary of defense William Perry and Google cofounder... Read More

Civic Learning in the Major: Fusing Academic Disciplines and Community Engagement

Facing today’s most urgent challenges takes more than disciplinary knowledge. It takes good citizens. To prepare students for their future roles as leaders, humanitarians, and innovators, academic... Read More

Quality Enhancement through Community Engagement at Radford University

For decades, Radford University—a public university in Radford, Virginia—has been proud to engage students through high-impact practices (HIPs). But in 2010, when the Commission on Colleges of the... Read More
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In Texas, A Collaborative Approach to the Two-Year to Four-Year Transition

The road from a community college to a four-year college or university can be a fraught one, filled with bureaucratic red tape and logistical difficulties. The North Texas Community College... Read More

Business and the Liberal Arts at St. Lawrence University

St. Lawrence University is the sort of place most people probably think of when they hear “liberal arts college”—small student body, residential campus in rural Upstate New York, and a curriculum... Read More
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