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Foundations Of Excellence First -Year Student Final Report And Recommendations 2017, College Of Saint Benedict And Saint John's University Jan 2017

Foundations Of Excellence First -Year Student Final Report And Recommendations 2017, College Of Saint Benedict And Saint John's University

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The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are working with the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (JNGI) to develop a comprehensive First-Year Experience (FYX) as part of the SD2020 Liberal Arts for Life goal of meeting “the needs and aspirations and exceed the expectations of a 21st century student body.” The FYX is not merely a program or set of programs, but an environment that encompasses all the students’ experiences and relationships with the institutions from the time of their deposit until they return for their sophomore ...


Making Connections: Transforming General Education At The College Of St. Benedict And St. John's University, College Of Saint Benedict And Saint John's University Sep 2015

Making Connections: Transforming General Education At The College Of St. Benedict And St. John's University, College Of Saint Benedict And Saint John's University

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We propose to move from a cafeteria-style general education distribution system that emphasizes the “collection of courses,” to an integrated, purposeful, and reflective general education program that places emphasis on “making connections.” Implementing this vision for general education will require a significant paradigm shift in the way we design and deliver the Common Curriculum. This paradigm shift has at least five different features:

First, it implies a shift away from an emphasis on course content to a paradigm that also stresses student learning and the fulfillment of essential learning outcomes. While course content will still be important, this report assumes ...


Adventure Education And Learning Communities: Linking Classroom Learning With Everyday Life, Andrew J. Bobilya, Lynn D. Akey Jan 2002

Adventure Education And Learning Communities: Linking Classroom Learning With Everyday Life, Andrew J. Bobilya, Lynn D. Akey

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