Lebanon Valley College provides transformative learning experiences that are immersive, collaborative, integrative, inclusive, and globally oriented.
1) Reimagine the Common Learning Experience
The Common Learning Experience is the core of a transformative learning experience at Lebanon Valley College. Through a variety of interdisciplinary courses and as a result of exposure to innovative teaching practices, students learn skills and disciplines that prepare them for life and work in the 21st century.
Implement a distinctive General Education Program—Constellation LVC
Focus on an intensive first-year experience
Hire new interdisciplinary faculty position in Africana studies & FYE
Develop formative courses by discipline
Design connective courses
Expand immersive experience courses for all students
Developed, proposed, and approved formative courses for the First-Year Experience (FYE). Piloted and assessed the program.
Clarified immersive experiences in Constellation LVC. Instituted tracking systems.
Implemented FYE requirements, including common reading assignment and formative courses. Launched learning communities in which all first-year students lived together in halls associated with first-year seminars.
Implemented Constellation LVC Immersive Experience, Integrative, and Connective Course requirements.
2) Facilitate Innovative Curricular and Co-Curricular Learning
Highlight and increase intercultural competence development in curricular and co-curricular programs
Reconfigure curriculum and develop new programs to meet graduate study and career goals
Implement computer & data science major
Introduce and implement analytical finance major
Introduce and implement communication sciences & disorders major
Introduce and implement speech-language pathology master’s program
Introduce and implement three-year accounting major + fourth year MBA program
Introduce and implement international business major
Introduce and implement course content that enhances learning in Inclusive Excellence
Enhance or initiate new co-curricular programs to meet learning goals
Redefine residential life as a space for learning
Increase leadership learning and skills development in co-curriculum
Integrate service and service-learning into co-curriculum
Develop and elevate a comprehensive athletics program
Assess and address inequities in education outcomes where and when they arise
Engaged Online Program Management partner to develop, launch, and market online programs.
Launched fully online MBA, and hybrid online Master’s in Music Education, Master’s in STEM Education, Integrative Certificate in STEM Education, and Modern Band Certificate programs.