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Buff Undergraduate Success gets updated charge, outlines projects for spring and summer

April 10, 2024

Buff Undergraduate Success is working under an updated charge, is welcoming news members and celebrating all-time-high retention rates.

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Buff Undergraduate Success celebrates retention gains, aligns work with provost priorities

Oct. 31, 2023

For more than two years, the BUS Leadership Implementation Team has been focused on increasing undergraduate retention and graduation rates. Get the latest update.

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Work on implementing common curriculum continues

Oct. 30, 2023

Last fall, the faculty voted to approve a common curriculum that defines the academic experience and intended learning outcomes that every undergraduate student should have upon graduation, regardless of major. Get an update.

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Buff Undergraduate Success makes progress on 11 projects with focus on retention, belonging

May 16, 2023

The Buff Undergraduate Success initiative made important progress this academic year on 11 projects focused on increasing retention and creating a sense of belonging for CU Boulder undergraduates. The team has its sights set on fall 2023.

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Common curriculum proposal receives green light, enters implementation

Feb. 13, 2023

The proposal for learning objectives and outcomes for a common undergraduate curriculum at CU Boulder won approval at the end of the fall 2022 semester among nearly all college and school faculty governance groups, the University Libraries and the Program in Environmental Design, as well as the Boulder Faculty Assembly.

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Common curriculum committee wraps up forums, invites further input

May 5, 2022

The Common Curriculum Planning Committee worked throughout this academic year to develop a draft of the common curriculum’s learning objectives and outcomes. Comments on the draft proposal will be accepted throughout the summer and may be submitted via email.

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Open forums this month to give chance to weigh in on undergraduate common curriculum

April 6, 2022

With dates April 12, 18, 21 and 26, a series of forums will allow campus community members to discuss goals and learning outcomes for framing a common curriculum. Plan to attend a session!

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Common curriculum planning committee begins work

Sept. 27, 2021

The newly appointed common curriculum planning committee is continuing last year's work on creating a common learning experience for undergraduate students.

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Academic assessment steering committee continues campus meetings through May

April 16, 2021

The campus's academic assessment steering committee has been spending the spring semester studying the various levels of student learning assessment already occurring on campus. Get an update.

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Work begins to develop common curriculum, assessment of student learning

Feb. 8, 2021

The university has started work to address recent recommendations for creating a common learning experience and a common set of learning outcomes for CU Boulder undergraduates.