How Students Can Shape the Design of Their Courses

The practice brings a host of benefits, like helping students reflect on their learning and giving professors fresh ideas.


How Colleges Ignite Civic Engagement

Voter drives, community organizing, service learning, and new course offerings connect them with the world beyond the campus gates.

Inmates Are Classmates in This Program

Pitzer College aims to broaden the worldview of students from the Claremont Colleges consortium as well as their prisoner classmates.


Is Civic Education Effective?

To find out, a program at Tufts monitors students’ voting rates.


Sweet Briar Chooses a Core Curriculum

The small college’s decision makes it both an outlier and a model of recent trends in general education.


Summer Camps Bring STEM to a Wider Audience

High-school students from low-income and minority backgrounds gain valuable skills, and colleges get an edge in recruiting.