The following educational practices—all signature characteristics of Lafayette—lead to deep learning and engagement. Identified by George D. Kuh, Chancellors’ Professor Emeritus of Higher Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, they have been widely tested and are based on student learning outcomes evidence.
All students take a First-Year Seminar.
All students fulfill the requirements of the Common Course of Study, which includes:
Grossman House, McKelvy House, Arts House, 16 academically focused living-learning communities on Monroe Street, six special-interest floors in residence halls
See Common Course of Study in No. 2.
Develops skills in innovating, critical thinking, problem-solving, and applied knowledge through these programs and more: Technology Clinic, Grand Challenges, Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project, and Center for Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership.
50% of students have done research with a faculty member by senior year.
53% of students have studied abroad by senior year.
79% of students have participated in community service or volunteer work by senior year.
78% have had an internship or field experience by senior year.
Students complete a capstone course or project, or conduct an honors thesis in their major.