campus partner(s)

American Academy of Religion






Fresh Thinking

award date


project director

Jack Fitzmier

American Academy of Religion

Grant Summary

$40,000 over 25 months to work with five religion departments to develop, test, and refine an instrument that assesses the long-term effects of the undergraduate religion major in promoting fundamental learning outcomes of a liberal education. Once successfully tested and refined, the instrument will be shared and promoted to all AAR members. The AAR ancitipates that data gathered will help faculty and departments improve individual courses and the major as a whole. This project builds on findings of the AAR's White Paper, "The Religious Studies Major and Liberal Education."