Campus Models and Case Studies
There is a moment that Eric Leonard, Henkel Family Chair in International Affairs at Shenandoah University, looks forward to each year.
On town hall night, he watches students leave the auditorium and break into groups to discuss topics that they researched all semester. “I was standing... Read More
After struggling for years with low completion rates, administrators at Chattanooga State Community College (ChSCC) decided to try something new.
In 2010, when the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools asked ChSCC to create a quality enhancement plan (... Read More
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 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools asked Radford to develop a quality enhancement... Read More
In fall 2016, after exclusively educating junior-level, senior-level, and graduate students for over ten years, Texas A&M University–San Antonio (A&M–SA) underwent a unique kind of two- to four-year transition and opened its doors to first- and second-year students for the first time.... Read More
These days, many universities incorporate community-engaged experiences into their curricula and cocurricula. At Cornell University, working with neighboring communities is not a novel concept; in fact, it’s been a part of the university’s mission since its founding as New York’s land-grant... Read More
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 Consortium (NTCCC)—founded in 1989 and now comprising twenty-one community colleges collectively attended... Read More
Colleges and universities often have some form of first-year orientation to help both students and faculty become acquainted with the institution and learn about basic logistical procedures and key offices on campus. Many institutions are now expanding on new students’ orientation through first-... Read More
Faculty and administrators at Northern Illinois University (NIU) don’t mince words when they talk about the university’s previous general education program. It was “a menu-driven sprawl,” perceived by students to be “disconnected and pointless,” according to a report drafted by the task force... Read More