Published 12/10/12

Revamping core lessons

In this article, the Providence Business News examines how colleges and universities, including Bryant, are revisiting, revamping or augmenting their core curricula in order to better meld creative and technical learning and teaching, encourage experiential learning, and improve the way they measure students' success.

“I think that institutions are increasingly being held accountable for what their students know and are able to do, and I think that’s a good thing,” Bob Shea, director of the Bryant University Center for Teaching and Learning, told the newspaper. “When I started teaching 20 years ago, things were dramatically different. We need to think about the way that we structure the scaffold for students to get to a level of performance we’re confident in.”

The article includes a look at the First-Year Gateway, a new core curriculum for students effective for the class of 2016.

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