Scholars Studio works with faculty and students to create fulfilling and engaging learning experiences. We have three main offerings in our suite of programs:
Scholars Studio: integrated, interdisciplinary learning communities for first and second year students.
Bulldog Scholars Academy: a six-week residential experience for incoming freshmen. Participants enroll in two courses linked around a particular topic or theme.
Faculty Think Tank: a communal space for faculty to build, explore and reflect on teaching and learning experiences in Scholars Studio.
Here's how Scholars Studio works:
- During the academic year, participants enroll in a Studio that generally consists of 2-4 courses, plus 1-3 traditional courses, not associated with the Studio. Summer participants enroll in two linked courses.
- Courses are linked through a project, topic, or theme. Faculty in one class may pick up a discussion from another class, or all classes in the studio may explore different aspects of a similar topic. Integrating courses helps students see how disciplines are related.
- Courses in the studio provide an academically rich curriculum. Faculty teach the same material that they would in a traditional course; however, Scholars Studio hand-selects faculty who are committed to meeting students where they are and providing engaging learning experiences.
- Students participate in co-curricular activities, which include off-campus trips and visits with professionals. These experiences provide context for course content.
- Students are valued members of a community. They are provided opportunities to work together in class and encouraged to support one another outside of class.