Academic Affairs

Dr. Stern Panelist at Columbia to Explore Core Curriculum

Paul Stern, Professor of Politics, was a panelist in May, in a Columbia University program that is part of the Teagle Foundation’s exploration of the core curriculum in both liberal arts colleges and research universities. Dr. Stern is part of both groups.

“Keys To The Core,”a series of discussions about issues facing core curriculum,” is presented by The Society of Senior Scholars at the Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Center for the Core Curriculum at Columbia University.

The Friday program, “Core Curricula in the Research University: Challenges and Prospects,” features Roosevelt Montas Director of the Center for the Core Curriculum at Columbia University;  Matthew L. Jones Department of History and Chair of Contemporary Civilization at Columbia; and Dr. Stern. The noon program is at the Center for the Core Curriculum, 202 Hamilton Hall and is open to the public with no registration is required.

Last week Dr. Stern presented a paper on assessment at the first meeting of the research University Teagle collaboration that includes Yale, University of Chicago, and Columbia.

The undergraduate Teagle group, consisting of Ursinus, Rhodes, and Lawrence colleges and The College of the Holy Cross, met in late March in a continuing series of meetings to explore the benefits of gateway courses like Ursinus’s Common Intellectual Experience.