#2 Educational Excellence

Lebanon Valley College provides transformative learning experiences that are immersive, collaborative, integrative, inclusive, and globally oriented.

PRIORITIES

 

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.

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Implement a distinctive General Education Program—Constellation LVC

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Focus on an intensive first-year experience

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Hire new interdisciplinary faculty position in Africana studies & FYE

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Develop formative courses by discipline

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Design connective courses

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Expand immersive experience courses for all students

2015-16

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.

2016-17

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

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Highlight and increase intercultural competence development in curricular and co-curricular programs

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Reconfigure curriculum and develop new programs to meet graduate study and career goals

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Implement computer & data science major

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Introduce and implement analytical finance major

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Introduce and implement communication sciences & disorders major

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Introduce and implement speech-language pathology master’s program

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Introduce and implement three-year accounting major + fourth year MBA program

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Introduce and implement international business major

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Introduce and implement course content that enhances learning in Inclusive Excellence

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Enhance or initiate new co-curricular programs to meet learning goals

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Redefine residential life as a space for learning

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Increase leadership learning and skills development in co-curriculum

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Integrate service and service-learning into co-curriculum

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Develop and elevate a comprehensive athletics program

[icon name=”arrow-circle-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Assess and address inequities in education outcomes where and when they arise

2015-18

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.