Our proposal addresses several problems simultaneously: (1) the social and intellectual isolation that students may likely feel working remotely alone; (2) the often-rocky transition from high school to college writing practices, exacerbated by the recent curricular disruption in high schools; and (3) the importance of feeling well-placed and supported in Davidson's intellectual community while participating... more »
Idea: The First Year Experience (FYE) team proposes an optional, free, pass/fail summer course profoundly rooted in the liberal arts available only to incoming first-year students. It would be a way to introduce first-year students... more »
Many high impact experiences were canceled or dramatically changed (possibly reducing impact) for Summer 2020 due to COVID-19. We are seeking to close the gaps and create meaningful opportunities for students to engage in personal, professional, cultural and academically relevant experiences, with an attentive eye on inclusivity and equitable access while students are away from campus.
To help... more »
Students refer to the Davidson experience as the "stress olympics." They rush from one task, assignment, or course to another, trying to do as much as possible, complete requirements, and get good grades, without reflecting on what they're doing or how and why they're doing it. They often experience a lack of intentionality or disconnect between their coursework at Davidson and their core values and life goals.... more »
1. Have holistic advisors engage their advisees earlier than usual:
NEED: Assign advisors earlier. Communication with Rebecca and timeline of student engagement.
2. If we are remote, have the RA's reach out to and interact with their halls earlier than normal. Right now they are scheduled to communicate... more »
We currently have 2 potential plans for the fall, but both of these plans have their own shortcomings. A 13+ calendar is flexible and ensures that our education will be similar to what it was under normal circumstances. The biggest advantages of this system is its possible late start date... more »
Idea: The Building Community design... more »