How and where can programs carve out the space for students to connect and integrate? Graphic Design’s Sophomore Year Review offers one possible model. This review at the midpoint of a student’s college education brings together all program faculty and students to examine student work, their special aptitudes and challenges, and to plan for the future. In asking students to present a portfolio of work and evaluating that work against program outcomes, it also serves as a key moment of integration. Suzanne Glover and Josh Blumberg discuss this interesting curricular innovation, and the way that their use of Canvas has supported integrative learning in the program.
Many students find science challenging or intimidating. Targeted and careful use of analogies can make science more accessible, especially to non-majors. Kathy Seiler and special guest, Jane Huggins of Stockton University, present on how analogies drawn from daily life and the arts can be used effectively to help students connect the dots with complex scientific topics.
Kelly Faughnan and Bjarne Holmes discuss how they have embedded the College Competencies into The Learning Curve, a new required course for freshman.
Faith Yacubian discusses the design of the EHS Signature Courses.