- Enrich Student Experience
- Encourage Gathering
- Facilitate Collaboration
- Expand UND's Presence
- Enhance Quality of Life
Enrich the Student Experience
We enrich the student experience by developing and implementing high-impact, national best practices in teaching and learning.
The First Year Seminar (FYS) Program helps students make a successful transition to academic life. All courses are taught in a way that emphasizes how students can:
- be more active and engaged in the learning process
- be more thoughtful and effective in the ways they study
- work productively with instructors and fellow students
Living & Learning Communities focus on academic achievement in a setting designed to combine the scholarly and social aspects of student life.
UND has four Living & Learning Communities:
UND's SCALE-UP (Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs) classroom in O'Kelly 61 opened in fall 2012. The classroom accommodates active and collaborative learning for 180 students at 20 tables of nine.
Based on extensive evidence about how faculty teach and students learn most effectively, SCALE-UP classrooms facilitate interactive, team-based activities that revolve around inquiry and creative problem-solving. They transform what normally would be large, lecture-based courses into small, discussion-based experiences with students at the center of instruction and learning.