campus partner(s)

University of Wisconsin-Platteville






Cornerstone: Learning for Living

award date


project director

Amanda Tucker; Katie Kalish

Grant Summary

$200,000 over 24 months to create a common intellectual experience through a gateway course anchored in core texts and a more coherent experience of general education through a certificate in integrated liberal arts. Students at UW-Platteville can satisfy the gateway in one of two ways: through designated sections of the College Writing Course required of incoming first-year students or through a new course called “Introduction to the Humanities” to serve incoming transfer students or students who become interested in the certificate after the first year. Students who complete either gateway will have the option to complete a 15-credit certificate program that provides thematically organized clusters of general education courses that complement pre-professional majors. The gateway courses are expected to reach 50 percent of the incoming class of first-year and transfer students.