Jack Lindberg ’08 is helping a group of local eighth graders research, write, and edit a book about the James-Younger Gang’s 1876 escape route from Northfield. "The point is to teach them to do it on their own. I’m there to assist and guide them."
Gifts in support of teaching and learning: $90 million
An expanded faculty will enrich Carleton by fostering a more collaborative academic experience between faculty members and students, one that is open to current and emerging fields and reflects changing ideas and issues. New knowledge brings with it the opportunity to deepen and intensify the connections between disciplines.
Providing significant resources in support of teaching and research activities is key as faculty members work to incorporate new thinking and emerging technologies into Carleton’s curriculum and to develop new courses and programs that expand and enrich student learning.
To ensure an academically rich, collaborative environment for students and faculty members, the College will invest in more and varied opportunities for shared scholarly and artistic endeavors. The senior comprehensive exercise provides increasingly complex opportunities for independent study in close collaboration with faculty members.
More opportunities for language study, off-campus study, and interdisciplinary programs that offer global perspectives, along with continued recruitment of international students, will engage all students in intercultural learning, providing them with the basic skills they need for international understanding.
Support for integrating ethical inquiry, service learning, and career exploration deeply across the Carleton curriculum offers opportunities for students to develop leadership skills that prepare them for today’s complex, fast-paced society.