Working Group A: Foundational Curriculum information sheet
Members: Melinda Brown ‘06, Suzanne Cassidy ’65, Arthur Glasfeld (co-chair), Paul Gronke, Archit Guhar ‘14, Alex Hrycak, Laura Leibman, Julie Maxfield, Jay Mellies, Mary Ashburn Miller, Nigel Nicholson (co-chair), Julia Selker ‘15
Working Group A would like to encourage a broad discussion about its basic questions:
- What learning and skills should students gain in foundational or first-year courses (including Hum 110, introductory science classes and first-year foreign language classes) in order to flourish in their subsequent years at Reed and in their lives after Reed?
- What academic requirements, institutional structures and pedagogical approaches will further these goals?
- How do we understand the first-year curriculum within our broader model of liberal arts education?
Our goal is to gather input on goals here rather than to analyze current practice.