Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) will partner with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and three other institutions on a three-year project to develop best practices for faculty-led curriculum changes.
The goal of the initiative is to develop a scalable model to engage faculty and revise curriculum in a manner that makes attaining a degree more efficient for students and improves graduation rates.
The project, “Purposeful Pathways: Faculty Planning for Curricular Coherence,” is funded through a $300,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation.
In 2016, WSSU along with Community College of Philadelphia, the University of Houston-Downtown, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, received a planning grant from the Teagle Foundation to design action plans around priorities unique to their campuses. Project teams analyzed the departments and faculty they would engage and identified performance metrics to measure the impact of their action plans.
Originally published June 16, 2017.