Group charged with developing new model for undergraduate education to explore seven key areas

November 17, 2017

A group charged with interpreting the university’s mission for the coming decades and developing a new model for undergraduate education has completed a first phase of research and brainstorming and formed working groups to explore key areas.

Now Johns Hopkins University’s second Commission on Undergraduate Education, or CUE2, is reaching out for more input from university students, faculty and staff.

Since April, when CUE2 was announced, the 28 faculty, administrators, staff, students, and alumni who make up the commission have been exploring the charge they were given. That charge states that Johns Hopkins “should be a thought leader in defining the nature of post-secondary education, advanced degree acquisition, and lifelong learning in the 21st century.”

The commission will proceed with seven working groups to explore topics in-depth:

  • Character of a Hopkins education
  • Research integration into the undergraduate experience
  • Post-graduate pathways
  • Community-based learning/applied learning
  • Re-imagining teaching and learning
  • Accessing and maximizing the benefits of a Hopkins undergraduate education
  • Conditions and contexts of learning

“We cannot emphasize enough the importance of this second commission on undergraduate education,” says Ed Schlesinger, dean of the Whiting School of Engineering and co-chair of the commission. “As the landscape for universities is changing around us, we seek to reinforce Johns Hopkins’ position as a leader. We need to be prepared to think carefully, thoroughly, and boldly about the structure, content, and opportunities we bring to our undergraduate students in the coming years.”

Excerpted from The Hub

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