Grant will help university meld residential life with curriculum
New programs to take effect in fall 2002
Home may well be where the heart is, but a series of initiatives at Puget Sound will increasingly make home, too, where the mind is. The university recently received a $120,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen the relationship between its academic and residential programs.
The proposed initiatives seize upon the timely intersection of a revamped core curriculum, the construction of a new residence hall (Trimble Hall; see story, page 5) and a planned review of Prelude, Passages and Perspectives, the university’s nationally recognized orientation for first-year students.
The grant will help the university meld living and learning on three fronts by:
The grant will fund assessment of current programs, planning and implementation workshops over a two-year period.