Academic Programs & Curriculum

One of the most challenging, yet potentially beneficial, areas of collaboration for colleges like Carleton and St. Olaf is in the area of curriculum and academic programs. No small liberal arts college can offer courses in all the areas of study that our students now seek, and different calendars, daily course schedules, curricular structures, and institutional cultures present significant barriers to collaboration in curriculum.

Carleton and St. Olaf will use competitively awarded re-grants to foster faculty development of shared projects and courses that  build bridges across the academic programs at our two colleges and lay the structural—and cultural—foundations for curricular collaborations. These grants will provide faculty and staff with the resources—most importantly, time—to jointly develop and test collaborative academic models. These grants to faculty and staff will support exploration and pilot activities with potential for substantive collaborations, both in formal classroom curricula and experiential learning. Descriptions of these grant awards can be found in the “News” area.