Undergraduate Education

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Carnegie’s undergraduate education programs investigated the conditions under which teaching occurred and what it looked like. Central was the design of ways to expand upon it in order to improve and advance classroom teaching and student learning at colleges and universities. We also worked to support a definition of liberal education that included a commitment to diversity and supports the engagement and empowerment of students as participating and contributing members of society.


 

The BELL Project

The Business, Entrepreneurship and Liberal Learning (BELL) project was a three-year effort to determine how educators can help ensure that undergraduate students who major in business and other professional fields also gain the benefits of a strong liberal arts education.

Senior Staff

  • Anne Colby, Senior Scholar
  • Thomas Ehrlich
  • William Sullivan , Senior Scholar

 

Major Publication

BELL coverRethinking Undergraduate Business Education: Liberal Learning for the Profession
Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich, William M. Sullivan, Jonathan R. Dolle. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011 (forthcoming in June 2011).

 

 

 


 

Cultures of Teaching and Learning

Cultures of Teaching and Learning explored pedagogical changes in higher education to gain a better understanding of how scholars conduct themselves as educators, how cultures of teaching and learning develop and change, and how they connect with other aspects of academic life.

Senior Staff

  • Mary Taylor Huber, Senior Scholar

 

Major Publications

Disciplinary Styles coverDisciplinary Styles in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Exploring Common Ground
Mary Taylor Huber and Sherwyn Morreale. Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2002.  

 

 
 


Balancing Acts coverBalancing Acts: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Academic Careers
Mary Taylor Huber. Washington, DC: The American Association for Higher Education and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2005.  

 

 

 


 


Integrative Learning Project

The Integrative Learning Project: Opportunities to Connect was sponsored by Carnegie and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. This three-year project (2004-2006) worked with 10 selected campuses to develop and assess advanced models and strategies to help students pursue learning in more intentional, connected ways.

Senior Staff

  • Mary Taylor Huber, Project Director
  • Pat Hutchings, Carnegie Vice President

 

Major Publication

Integrative Learning coverIntegrative Learning: Mapping the Terrain
Mary Taylor Huber and Pat Hutchings. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2005.  

 

 

 

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 Higher Education and the Development of Moral and Civic Responsibility

This project examined how colleges and universities in the United States prepared their students for morally and civically responsible lives, and then sought to strengthen those efforts.

Senior Staff

  • Anne Colby, Senior Scholar
  • Thomas Ehrlich, Senior Scholar

 

Major Publication

Educating Citizens coverEducating Citizens: Preparing America’s Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility
Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich, Elizabeth Beaumont, and Jason Stephens. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.  

 

 
 


 

Political Engagement Project

The Political Engagement Project addressed a serious problem facing American democracy: the growing disengagement of young people from politics.

Senior Staff

  • Anne Colby, Senior Scholar
  • Thomas Ehrlich, Senior Scholar
  • Elizabeth Beaumont, Research Scholar

 

Major Publication

Educating for Democracy coverEducating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement
Anne Colby, Elizabeth Beaumont, Thomas Ehrlich, Josh Corngold. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.  

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing Work

 


 

Strengthening Pre-Collegiate Education in Community Colleges (SPECC)

A multi-site action-research project (2007-2009), SPECC focused on teaching and learning in pre-collegiate mathematics and English language arts at 11 California community colleges. It was a joint project with The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Senior Staff

  • Rose Asera, Project Director
  • Lloyd Bond, Consulting Scholar
  • Mary Taylor Huber, Senior Scholar
  • Pat Hutchings, Vice President
  • Andrea Conklin Bueschel, Consulting Scholar
  • Randy Bass, Consulting Scholar
  • Molly Breen, Program Associate

 

Major Publications

A set of reports drawn from the work on the 11 participating campuses were produced over the final year and a half of the project by different members of the Carnegie team.

Basic Skills coverBasic Skills for Complex Lives: Designs for Learning in the Community College
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Listening to Students coverListening to Students About Learning
By Andrea Conklin Bueschel
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The Promise of Faculty InquiryThe Promise of Faculty Inquiry for Teaching and Learning Basic Skills
By Mary Taylor Huber
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Faculty Inquiry in Action coverFaculty Inquiry in Action: Guidelines for Working Together to Improve Student Learning
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Strengthening Pre-Collegiate Education coverStrengthening Pre-collegiate Education in Community Colleges: Project Summary and Recommendations
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Change and Sustain/Ability coverChange and Sustain/Ability: A Program Director’s Reflections on Institutional Learning
By Rose Asera
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Toward Informative Assessment coverToward Informative Assessment and a Culture of Evidence
By Lloyd Bond
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