Associate Professor, Leonardo Arriola receives the 2016-2017 Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant

Associate Professor, Leonardo Arriola's team project, "Enhancing African Studies: Expanding Undergraduate Course Offerings and Advising by Leveraging New Global Studies Framework" receives the 2016-2017 Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant.The program provides the opportunity for faculty teams to transform core areas of the undergraduate curriculum. A unique aspect of the Curriculum Enrichment Grant Program is its foundation of scholarly exchange in the form of a year-long learning community for grant recipients. Monies awarded through the program provide support and a pathway for graduate student researchers to refine and hone skills in conducting evaluation and participating in program-level curriculum dialogue.Arriola's team project with Associate Director of Center for African Studies, Martha Saavedra, and Lecturer of Peace and Conflict Studies, Manuela Travaglianti, will expand undergraduate course offerings and advising in African Studies to meet growing cross-campus needs by leveraging the new Global Studies major and minor framework. The team will develop new core courses that are informed by document reviews of peer programs and syllabi, a review of learning outcomes, faculty town hall meetings, and a student focus group. In collaboration with the Career Center, advising resources to better support students for post-graduation placement will also be created.