Friday December 2, 2011

What Does it Mean to be Human?

An age-old question is inspiring a contemporary curriculum. A new undergraduate curriculum will launch in 2013.

As the University of Dayton prepares to launch the first major reform of its general education curriculum in two decades, Provost Joseph Saliba is challenging faculty to create a curriculum that is "creative, flexible, challenging and rewarding for faculty and students alike.

"We are not merely tinkering with or tweaking what we already have. We are building a new educational structure that will be a major feature of our identity as a University," he said. "It will define many of the ways in which we work. It will also influence the ways in which we think and talk about ourselves as the University of Dayton. This is our future and the future of many who will come after us."

Before the end of the fall term, all faculty will receive a brochure, "The Common Academic Curriculum — An Uncommon Curriculum," that highlights Saliba's fall faculty address and summarizes the philosophy behind the curricular reform effort.

For a copy, click on the related link.

For more information, contact Teri Rizvi at 937-229-3255 or