Special Common Core Seminar - Sparking Students’ Interest in Common Core Education

Co-organized by UCE and CELT

Thursday, 11 June, 2015 - 10:30 to 12:00

Speakers:   Prof Deborah K. Fitzgerald
                   Kenan Sahin Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
                   Massachusetts Institute of Technology

                   Prof John J. Cunningham
                   Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and International Relations
                   University of Massachusetts System
                   Chief Executive Officer, UMassOnline

In this seminar, Prof Fitzgerald talked about the recent dominance of STEM only education which might have negative impact on students' interest in liberal arts. In her talk “Liberal Arts in the Digital Age”, Prof Fitzgerald also explored the dimensions of this issue and suggest some solutions to the problem. Prof Cunningham introduced the Integrative Experience requirement at UMass Amherst and explain how it addresses the challenges associated with educational fragmentation.

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