campus partner(s)

Fort Lewis College






Cornerstone: Learning for Living

award date


project director

Candace Nadon; Caroline Kulesza

Grant Summary

$200,000 over 24 months to launch “Kaleidoscapes” Learning Circle, a 4-course general education certificate that requires an introductory “Frame” course designed around common transformative humanities texts; a “Lens” pairing of two courses, a humanities course and a course from another discipline; and a humanities elective course. All four courses for the certificate meet general education distribution requirements. The certificate is designed to be completed in the first year to give students a sense of momentum and encourage persistence to the next year of undergraduate study. “Kaleidoscapes” is expected to serve over half of the incoming class by spring 2024.