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Executive Summary

 

The Task Force on the Undergraduate Experience released an interim report to the Tufts community in early December 2002 that detailed proposals with regard to co-curricular and residential life at Tufts and posed several broad questions with regard to the curriculum.  This report continues with more specific ideas to contribute to a climate of intellectual engagement on campus.  We focus on initiatives to:

 

·        improve writing and oral communication skills

·        enhance research opportunities for students

·        provide opportunities for culminating academic experiences

·        enhance our intellectual community

·        rethink our approach to curricular requirements

 

As with our December report, we put forth these ideas for the community’s thoughtful and critical examination.  We invite discussion, debate, and constructive criticism, as well as new and better ideas.  The community’s widespread participation in and contribution to this dialogue are the next steps in this process.  Substantive feedback will not only help us meet the President's charge to "achieve a consensus for change," but also improve the final product so that the community can feel confident that it has formulated a plan that will build on and strengthen the extraordinary experience that is a Tufts education.

 

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