Connecticut College is currently engaged in an inclusive and comprehensive review of the curriculum. Faculty are leading a process through which students, faculty and staff are working together to reimagine the general education program, which has been in place since 1973. As a community, we are asking questions about what our 21st-century graduates should know and be able to do, and about how we should organize student learning.
After months of community conversations, intense work by small groups of faculty and much debate and discussion, several ideas are emerging that would build on the current curriculum to more purposefully integrate all elements of the student experience beginning in the first year. Some of these ideas are being developed into pilots for Fall 2014.