Resources for ICL
Successful implementation of Integrated Core Learning relies on the cooperation of numerous programs, offices, and units throughout the University. In addition, external resources such as the Association for American Colleges & Universities provide a rich resource for program excellence. (listed in alphabetical order):
AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantage of a liberal education to all students, regardless of their academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915 by college presidents, AAC&U now represents the entire spectrum of American colleges and universities—large and small, public and private, two-year and four-year. AAC&U comprises more than 1,150 accredited colleges and universities that collectively educate more than seven million students every year.
The Career Development Center is the centralized, comprehensive career services center where undergraduates, graduate students and alumni of the University of Cincinnati are "first" in our focus and commitment. CDC produces several major career fairs and conducts courses/workshops in decision-making, career planning, and career development. Also, the Center has an excellent On Campus Recruiting Program, to aid UC students in identifying and achieving their career goals.
The Center provides opportunities for students to participate in service learning and other community-engagement learning opportunities. Students can choose to live at UC's Center for Community Engagement house. Click here to read about a "Student's Service is a Lesson in Leadership" with UC's Habitat for Humanity. More service learning: Spring break 2010.
CET&L provides instructional workshops and consultations for faculty seeking to review and improve their teaching, as well as explore a variety of pedagogical innovations.
The Center is located in 149 McMicken Hall and provides one-on-one advising to students who are deciding on a major. Other services provided include: career and personality assessment tools, evaluation of results, review of proficiencies, academic program (major) information, curriculum and requirements, experiential learning programs and connections to other campus resources.
UC is nationally known for our First Year Experience (FYE) program where students begin a firm foundation in courses (English Composition, common freshman readings, breath of knowledge courses) as well as experiences and reflections (learning communities, first year seminars, first year expo, lab/applied experiences, e-portfolios). Learning Communities are groups of 12-25 students with common interests who take two or more courses together. There are more than 100 different learning communities at UC comprising more than 1700 students from almost all of our schools and colleges.
Community engaged or service learning is a specially designed learning experience in which students combine reflection with structured participation in community-based projects to achieve specified learning outcomes as part of an academic course and/or program requirement. By participating in academic community partnerships at the local, national, or international level, students gain a richer mastery of course content, enhance their sense of civic responsibility, and ultimately develop a more integrated approach to understanding the relationship between theory, practice, ideas, values, and community.
The English Composition Programs, consisting of programs in English departments in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, Clermont College, UC Blue Ash College, and the College of Applied Science, ensure students’ development of a range of academic literacy skills, in both the first and mid-collegiate years of study.
The General Education Core, an essential part of Integrated Core Learning, fosters an important intellectual attitude: commitment to and participation in a life of thought and continuous learning. The Core includes three essential parts: a Baccalaureate Competencies component, a Breadth of Knowledge (BoK) component, and a Program/Major component.
The University of Cincinnati Honors Scholars Program comprises over 2100 academically talented and motivated students who want the most from their college experience. The Honors Scholars Program enriches the educational experience of top students through curricular and co-curricular opportunities. (Honors students making a difference in the Galapagos Islands)
All UC students can study abroad and have the credit from their program transfer back to UC and even apply to their major, minor or other general education requirements.
Just Community is a major initiative to create cohesiveness, appreciation for diversity and a sense of pride among students, faculty, and employees at the University of Cincinnati. Just Community can be described as an ideal, a philosophy, or a state of mind. We invite you to join us in creating and promoting the legacy of Just Community.
The Student Activities & Leadership Development office, in cooperation with several annual student boards, oversees the annual registration of over 300 student organizations. The diverse student organizations offer opportunities for all kinds of interests and involvement.
UC is committed to the academic success of each student, and this page highlights some of the many ways in which UC prepares its undergraduate students for success in their academic and professional lives.