Learn to Live scholarship to develop common second year courses

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Comparative Literature Professor Joseph Luzzi with the students of the 2019 Freshman Seminar. Photo by Chris Kayden

The Teagle Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Bard College $ 50,000 Cornerstone: Learn to Live initiative scholarship. The 12-month Implementation Grant will support the faculty-led development of a new core of second-year common courses. These second year courses will make the bridge between first year learning and increasing specialization on the part of our third and fourth year students more explicit. The second year common course offering is developed to meet the desire of students to find their way into a field of study and meet distribution requirements while developing and testing the skills acquired in the first year. The Teagle Foundation and NEH join forces to sponsor the Cornerstone: Learn to Live grants program to reinvigorate the humanities in general education on campuses across the country.

About the Teagle Foundation
The Teagle Foundation strives to support and strengthen the education of the liberal arts, which we see as fundamental to meaningful work, effective citizenship and fulfilling lives. Our aim is to serve as a catalyst for improving teaching and learning in the arts and sciences while addressing issues of financial sustainability and accountability in higher education. For more information visit teaglefoundation.org

About the National Endowment for the Humanities
Established in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in the fields of history, literature, philosophy and other areas of the humanities by funding proposals selected and peer reviewed from across the country. Additional information on the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs can be found at neh.gov.

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Publication date : 06-02-2021

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