Innovative Programs

Innovative University Programs

Programs offered at other universities may serve to start conversations and generate ideas as StFX community members engage in the academic planning exercise.   While these programs may not be directly applicable to StFX, reviewing what is happening at other institutions may encourage us to think creatively about what StFX could offer our students.

The programs presented here are simply offered as examples.  If there are other programs that you would like to see included, please send a link to, and we will add them to the list:

Programs & Degree Structure

Brown University:  Open Curriculum with Writing Requirement

Amherst College:  Open Curriculum 

Wellesley College:  Writing Across the Curriculum

University of British Columbia:  Science One

McMaster University: Integrated Science

Teaching & Learning

University of Guelph:  First-year Seminars

University of Toronto: First-year Foundations Seminar

Bentley University: Service-Learning Certificate

Bridgewater State University: Undergraduate Research 

Queen's University: Inquiry-Based Learning

Indigenous & Diversity Efforts

 Atlantic Canada's Universities Respond to the Truth and Reconcilliation Commission: Starting the Journey

University of Saskatchewan: Indigenization

University of Guelph:  Curriculum Innovation: Indigenizing Curriculum

Thompson Rivers University: Indigenous TRU

Western University: Indigenous Initiatives

Universities Canada: Equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives at Canadian Universities.

University of Otago: Māori Strategic Framework