Reports and Research
Among the documents available on the IC 20/20 site is the charge of the task force on Liberal Education and Integrative Learning, whose primary goal was "Bringing forward a faculty endorsed plan for liberal education and integrative learning that includes a revised all-college liberal education/general education curriculum and graduation requirements." This task force, co-chaired by Dean Leslie Lewis and Associate Professor Robert Sullivan, draws from the tradition of an interdisciplinary general education requirement within the School of Humanities and Sciences as well as distribution and liberal arts elective requirements from programs of study in the professional schools.
The Integrative Learning and Liberal Education task force studied materials and models that you can access here.
Experiential learning has long been a core value of the School of Humanities and Sciences, and the previous H&S strategic plan includes as one of its Curriculum and Pedagogy Goals: “Encourage and make available experiential learning to all H&S students, including fieldwork, service learning, and student/faculty collaborative research and creative work; support innovative pedagogies, especially those fostering a student-centered learning environment.” The Framework for Experiential Learning in the School of Humanities and Sciences describes the process of creating "a comprehensive framework for Experiential Learning in H&S that would build on existing practices, be as inclusive as possible, but also establish some parameters and criteria for effectiveness."
In January of 2011, the Steering Committee for Experiential Learning In H&S submitted its Report and Recommendations on Experiential Learning In H&S to Dean Lewis.
This report from the Working Group on Professional Practice, specifically about internships, was an addendum to the Working Group final report, focusing on internship-related issues. Recommendation #1, Revise the H&S internship application form and process, was accepted and implemented by the Dean in spring 2011.