Across every department and program at Trinity, in the spirit of the liberal arts, curricular initiatives are undertaken regularly as faculty members experiment with alternative pedagogies and strategies for enriching student learning. Beyond traditional departments and interdisciplinary programs, curricular innovation often spans across campus and even cross-institutionally.
Collaboration through Technology, 2010-present
In 2013-2014, Trinity College, Connecticut College, and Wesleyan undertook a successful experiment as part of their broader consortial relationship. Using telepresence technology, they offered a course in Neuroscience at Wesleyan, which simultaneously enrolled students at all three campuses. Read more here.
As part of a grant from the Council of Independent Colleges on online learning in upper-level humanities courses, Trinity College partnered again with Connecticut College, this time offering Russian Studies courses jointly in spring 2015 and 2016. The collaboration deepens contacts between the faculty and students on both campuses, while expanding the range of curricular offerings.
Since 1997, Trinity College faculty members have periodically led large-scale co-curricular initiatives, linking a set of courses to unique programmatic opportunities:
- Neuroscience across the Curriculum, 2015-16 (celebrating the 25th anniversary of Trinity’s Neuroscience Program).
- Cities: Global Urban Experience across Time & Space, 2012-2013.
- Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Co-Curricular Initiative, 2001-2002.
- Fin de Siècle Millennium, 1999-2000.
- Migration, Diasporic Communities, and Transnational Identities, 1998-1999.
- Decolonization: Painful Transitions in the Cold War Era, 1997-1998.