Published 07/26/12

Bryant revises freshman courses

The University's new First-Year Gateway represents "a sea change in the way Bryant approaches the freshman-year experience," the Providence Journal  reports in its coverage of the new core curriculum that will begin with the Class of 2016.

"Students come to us thinking there are right and wrong answers," Robert Shea, director of faculty development, told the Journal. The task of the First-Year Gateway "is to help them understand that there are multiple perspectives, that real-life problems are not always well defined. We want them to be more conscious about their thinking, to move beyond the textbook."