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Marty Hershock

Dean
College of Arts, Sciences, & Letters

At the College of Arts, Sciences, & Letters, high-impact learning practices—such as practice-based learning, interdisciplinary work, study abroad, and internship opportunities—are critical to the CASL student experience. Sure, we provide students with a well-rounded liberal arts education, but we’ve also moved beyond the way things have always been done. I’m happy to share some updates from CASL that highlight these initiatives.

A particular point of pride is the college’s work in the area of Practice-Based Learning, or PBL, which emphasizes learning through doing. Starting from nothing, college faculty engaged in a conversation about how to integrate PBL into the CASL curriculum. Collectively, they created a common definition of the practice and created four themes around which to build our students’ PBL experiences: Storytelling, Social and Environmental Justice, Health and Community, and People and Technology. Through this process, we launched three new team-taught PBL courses this fall.

Support from alumni and donors like you creates the intellectual space to empower students and faculty to address and solve our world’s problems. Donor funding enabled us to launch PBL and to fund faculty and student research, providing CASL faculty with the room to advance knowledge in their fields while engaging undergraduate students in research and applied learning. Donor support for scholarships is a vital resource for our students, opening doors to all that a CASL degree has to offer.

This academic year, please consider joining us with your gift to support learning at CASL.

Sincerely,

 

 

Marty Hershock
Dean, College of Arts, Sciences, & Letters

P.S. Your gift means we can continue and expand high-impact learning practices, bolster the PBL model, and give students a transformative CASL education.

A particular point of pride is the college’s work in the area of Practice-Based Learning, or PBL, which emphasizes learning through doing. Starting from nothing, college faculty engaged in a conversation about how to integrate PBL into the CASL curriculum. Collectively, they created a common definition of the practice and created four themes around which to build our students’ PBL experiences: Storytelling, Social and Environmental Justice, Health and Community, and People and Technology. Through this process, we launched three new team-taught PBL courses this fall.

Support from alumni and donors like you creates the intellectual space to empower students and faculty to address and solve our world’s problems. Donor funding enabled us to launch PBL and to fund faculty and student research, providing CASL faculty with the room to advance knowledge in their fields while engaging undergraduate students in research and applied learning. Donor support for scholarships is a vital resource for our students, opening doors to all that a CASL degree has to offer.

This academic year, please consider joining us with your gift to support learning at CASL.

Sincerely,

 

 

Marty Hershock
Dean, College of Arts, Sciences, & Letters

P.S. Your gift means we can continue and expand high-impact learning practices, bolster the PBL model, and give students a transformative CASL education.

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