Undergraduate Education

Carnegie’s undergraduate education programs from 1997 to 2009 investigated the conditions under which teaching and learning took place and what they looked like. The focus was on ways to improve and advance classroom teaching and learning at colleges and universities. Our work also supported a view of liberal education that included a commitment to diversity and to the empowerment of students as participating and contributing members of society. In addition to the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, these programs included the following:


The BELL Project

The Business, Entrepreneurship and Liberal Learning (BELL) project was a three-year effort to determine how educators can help ensure that undergraduate students who major in business and other professional fields also gain the benefits of a strong liberal arts education.

Senior Staff

Major Publication

Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: Liberal Learning for the Profession
Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich, William M. Sullivan, Jonathan R. Dolle. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.

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Cultures of Teaching and Learning

Cultures of Teaching and Learning explored pedagogical changes in higher education to gain a better understanding of how scholars conduct themselves as educators, how cultures of teaching and learning develop and change, and how they connect with other aspects of academic life.

Senior Staff

Major Publications

Disciplinary Styles in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Exploring Common Ground
Mary Taylor Huber and Sherwyn Morreale. Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2002.  

Balancing Acts: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Academic Careers
Mary Taylor Huber. Washington, DC: The American Association for Higher Education and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2005.  

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Carnegie Perspectives

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Integrative Learning Project

The Integrative Learning Project: Opportunities to Connect was sponsored by Carnegie and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. This three-year project (2004-2006) worked with 10 selected campuses to develop and assess advanced models and strategies to help students pursue learning in more intentional, connected ways.

Senior Staff

Major Publication

Integrative Learning: Mapping the Terrain
Mary Taylor Huber and Pat Hutchings. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2005.  

Integrative Learning: Opportunities to Connect

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Carnegie Perspectives

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 Higher Education and the Development of Moral and Civic Responsibility

This project examined how colleges and universities in the United States prepared their students for morally and civically responsible lives, and then sought to strengthen those efforts.

Senior Staff

Major Publication

Educating Citizens: Preparing America’s Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility
Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich, Elizabeth Beaumont, and Jason Stephens. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.  

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Political Engagement Project

The Political Engagement Project addressed a serious problem facing American democracy: the growing disengagement of young people from politics.

Senior Staff

Major Publication

Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement
Anne Colby, Elizabeth Beaumont, Thomas Ehrlich, Josh Corngold. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.  

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Continuing Work

 


Strengthening Pre-Collegiate Education in Community Colleges (SPECC)

A multi-site action-research project (2007-2009), SPECC focused on teaching and learning in pre-collegiate mathematics and English language arts at 11 California community colleges. It was a joint project with The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Senior Staff

Major Publications

A set of reports drawn from the work on the 11 participating campuses were produced over the final year and a half of the project by different members of the Carnegie team.

Basic Skills for Complex Lives: Designs for Learning in the Community College
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Listening to Students About Learning
By Andrea Conklin Bueschel
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The Promise of Faculty Inquiry for Teaching and Learning Basic Skills
By Mary Taylor Huber
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Faculty Inquiry in Action: Guidelines for Working Together to Improve Student Learning
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Strengthening Pre-collegiate Education in Community Colleges: Project Summary and Recommendations
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Change and Sustain/Ability: A Program Director’s Reflections on Institutional Learning
By Rose Asera
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Toward Informative Assessment and a Culture of Evidence
By Lloyd Bond
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