campus partner(s)

Columbia University

Yale University

and University of Chicago






A Larger Vision: Education for Civic and Moral Responsibility

award date


project director

Roosevelt Montas

Columbia University

Grant Summary

$280,000 over 36 months to strengthen the participating institutions’ core text-based programs and to engage others in similar work. Project activities will include: 1) working meetings each semester to bring together representatives from the three universities and other institutions and organizations appropriate to the aims and agenda of the meeting; 2) summer faculty institutes to be held in 2014 and 2015 in collaboration with the Association for Core Texts and Courses. These two-week workshops will include teams from 15 selected institutions interested in starting or reinvigorating core text-based liberal arts programs; and 3) developing and administering assessment tools that will illuminate the impact of the core text programs on students and alumni.