campus partner(s)

Colorado State University






Cornerstone: Learning for Living

award date


project director

Dan Beachy-Quick; Shrideep Pallickara

Grant Summary

$250,000 over 24 months to create a two-semester sequence of gateway courses, totaling six credits, respectively titled, "Questions for Human Flourishing" and "Thinking Towards a Thriving Planet." Colorado State will also develop a 15-credit certificate to encourage students to pursue thematically linked sets of general education courses (e.g., "environmental health and climate change," "animal, planet, and human health," "food and nutrition," "sustainable ecosystem and water resources," "clean and sustainable energy," "scholarly and artistic creation," "equity and social justice," "civic engagement," "dialogue that ethnically engages difference"). The first-year gateway sequence will enroll 30 percent of incoming undeclared majors by spring 2024.