Proficiency-Based Curriculum

Proficiency-Based Curriculum

Check out the following Inside Higher Ed article on the University of Maine – Presque Isle’s ongoing adoption of a proficiency-focused approach to its curriculum development starting with general education and then moving onto academic majors.  What implications do such curricular revisions hold on college teaching practices and course design in achieving such proficiency-based student learning outcomes?

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“Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline”

“Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline”

Check out this recent NYTimes article release on the growing emphasis in promoting undergraduate students’ creativity through college/university curricular offerings.  In what ways do the courses that you teach at Rutgers spark students’ critical thinking skills and “out of the box” creativity?