This site contains resources, artifacts, and other materials created or developed over the course of the past two years, as the Fairfield faculty has engaged in the work of Goal I of the University's strategic plan, integrating the core curriculum.  As this work proceeded, we realized that we need to broaden our focus to include an emphasis on integrative teaching and learning across all schools and programs, both undergraduate and graduate.  Integrative teaching and learning, if it is to be effective in core courses, must become part of our institutional culture so that students and faculty alike explore and appreciate the importance of making connections among our courses, and among our courses, our University mission, and our lives.

We welcome visitors to this site!  Feel free to review important documents, to look at artifacts created, to follow links to resources that are helpful to you.  The Core Advisory Group has endeavored to build on the work done by faculty at workshops, retreats, poster sessions and in other activities.  We believe our current work reflects guidance from a wide range of faculty, students, staff, and administrators who have been part of this ongoing conversation.  

Please direct any questions or comments to me or to any other members of the Core Advisory Committee.

Kathy Nantz    Facilitator of the Core Integration Initiative    nantz@mail.fairfield.edu
1. Kickoff Event -- Bellarmine Hall -- September 2006
2. Ken Bain -- What the Best College Teachers Do -- October 2006
3. Sturbridge Retreat -- November 2006
4. Stephen Brookfield -- Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher -- March 2007
5. May Faculty Development Day and Celebration -- May 2007
6. John Zubizarreta -- The Learning Portfolio -- October 2007
7. The Core Unmasked -- Halloween 2007
8. Faculty Learning Communities -- 2007-2008
9. AAC&U (American Association of Colleges and Universities) Resources