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Campus expanding First Year Experience program to increase accessibility of learning communities

April 5, 2021

For all incoming residential and commuting first-year students, access to CU Boulder’s learning communities will increase. Also, the campus’s Residential Academic Programs and Living Learning Communities will reopen this fall.

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Other Academic Futures project updates

Sept. 3, 2019

Learn more about projects including governance; campus success; what it means to be a public university; sustaining, supporting and inspiring our community; and internationalizing the campus.

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Creating a common student-centered approach to teaching and learning

Sept. 3, 2019

Later this month, the university will announce the structure of its Center for Teaching and Learning, which will be a combined resource for all who have a teaching role on campus.

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Academic Futures year-3 implementation: Enacting our commitment to furthering public good

Sept. 3, 2019

As CU Boulder enters into year three of the Academic Futures initiative, our implementation begins in earnest. Campus will experience the integration of our strategic initiatives into Academic Futures’ projects and themes.

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Foundations of Excellence: Improving the first-year experience

May 1, 2019

The campuswide effort to evaluate the first-year undergraduate experience has recently made progress on efforts to re-envision the first-year student residential experience as well as to provide a more cohesive, consistent advising experience for all of our first-year students.

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Strategic initiatives in high gear with semester’s end in sight

April 2, 2019

CU Boulder’s strategic initiatives continue to move ahead, integrate and come together. Read the monthly update, including information on Academic Futures, Financial Futures, the IDEA Plan and more.

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First-year experience committee report seeks community input

March 22, 2019

A report calling for the expansion of residential academic experiences for all incoming first-year students and making that experience financially accessible has been posted for a 30-day review.

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Strategic initiatives moving ahead

March 5, 2019

What’s happening with our strategic initiatives? Get the monthly update, including information on Academic Futures, Financial Futures, the IDEA Plan, Foundations of Excellence and more.

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Foundations of Excellence Advising Committee report available for public comment

Feb. 19, 2019

Mary Kraus has announced a draft report outlining recommended improvements to CU Boulder’s campuswide advising structure.

Academic advisor meets with student

Foundations of Excellence: Promoting successful pathways for first-year students

Dec. 13, 2018

This fall, there was a slight pause while campus leaders ensured alignment among this and the Academic Futures initiative, and two committees formed.