campus partner(s)

California State University Maritime Academy






Cornerstone: Learning for Living

award date


project director

Amy Parsons; Sarah Senk

Grant Summary

$245,000 over 24 months to fully launch its signature Maritime General Education Program, will bridge the gap between specialized maritime education and the humanistic values inherent in a well-rounded academic experience. Faculty will ensure all sections of required writing courses are anchored in common reading assignments drawn from a consensus list of texts. After completing at least one gateway course, students can then earn a Certificate in Integrated General Education by completing an additional nine units of their General Education requirements in one of three thematic clusters: Maritime Culture, Leadership and Global Citizenship, or Environment and Sustainability.