Cornerstone

Definition: Introductory-level, subject-based, disciplinary courses that deliberately and systematically pay attention to the teaching and assessment of the general education outcomes of communication (reading, writing, and speaking), critical thinking (analysis and synthesis), information management, and values development for life in a diverse society.

Application: Faculty teaching Cornerstone courses are expected to establish a particularly positive teacher-student relationship that encourages an unusually robust degree of interaction outside the classroom.

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