Faculty and administrators have been hard at work for the past year and a half on the most comprehensive curricular reform in the college’s 185-year history. Their collaboration, named the Pursuit at Franklin College, will be implemented in a matter of days when students return to campus for fall semester.
The Pursuit makes engaged learning an integral part of every student’s Franklin experience. It leverages many of the best practices already deeply embedded in the college’s liberal arts and sciences curriculum, carries them across every discipline and integrates them into all majors. In this way, the Pursuit immerses students in four years of engaging, cohesive, transformational experiences.
According to Thomas J. Minar, Ph.D., Franklin College president, the Pursuit positions graduates to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
“Throughout all of history, we can find examples of how innovative ideas have driven economies and changed the world. Some of the most inspirational innovators are from Indiana, which continues to be a springboard for thinking big.
“Hoosiers such as Colonel Eli Lilly, Madam C.J. Walker, Frank Ball and Orville Redenbacher are some of greatest examples of innovators who achieved extraordinary success because they recognized opportunities, developed ideas and pursued dreams. They knew how to think, and we believe Franklin College graduates can build on their impactful legacies.”
The Pursuit hinges on six high-impact educational practices:
For more information, contact the Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.
POSTED Aug 12, 2019