campus partner(s)

CUNY Lehman College






Cornerstone: Learning for Living

award date


project director

LaRose Parris; Mila Burns; Julie Maybee

Grant Summary

$225,000 over 24 months to scale Anchored in the Liberal Arts (ATLAS), creating a common intellectual experience for rising juniors and bring more coherence to the “college option” general education courses that transfer students must complete while at Lehman. Third-year students at Lehman, whether they are transfer or native students, are required to complete at least two of five 300-level “LEH” (standing for Lehman) seminars. The LEH seminars serve as the site for creating a common experience anchored in shared texts; participating LEH sections will draw readings from a common list of transformative texts, with instructors expected to have at least half their reading assignments come from the common list. Students who decide to pursue the ATLAS minor are expected to take at least two more LEH seminars and complete a capstone course where they draw connections between readings and assignments across the LEH seminars and between the LEH seminars and their program of study. The program is expected to reach 25 percent of the incoming class by spring 2024.