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Academic Innovation & Centers at Carleton

Carleton faculty constantly strive to be at the forefront of scholarship and pedagogy. Supporting them in this effort are these current initiatives and permanent centers, which coordinate efforts and share knowledge across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

  • Urban Bush Women

    Arts at Carleton

    The Arts at Carleton are a vital component of academic and social life on campus.
  • Chihade Research

    Carleton Integrated Math and Science

    The study of science and math at Carleton is about embracing vibrant, electric learning. Our students ask tough questions, research in the field, get their hands dirty, and solve problems.
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    Center for Community & Civic Engagement (CCCE)

    CCCE programs support public scholarship, civic engagement within the Carleton curriculum, and community volunteer service by students.
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    Center for Global and Regional Studies (CGRS)

    The CGRS promotes the study of the world's peoples, arts, environments, literatures, sciences and institutions.
  • Students in discussion

    Critical Conversations

    The Critical Conversations Program encourages honest discussions and self-reflection about issues related to diversity and community at Carleton.
  • Digital Humanities

    Digital Liberal Arts

    The Digital Liberal Arts (DLA) at Carleton are supported by a collaboration of creative people that help the college community integrate digital resources into their scholarship and classrooms.
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    Ethical Inquiry at Carleton (EthIC)

    EthIC activities designed to integrate ethical considerations into student and faculty life at Carleton, both inside and outside the classroom.
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    Humanities Center

    The Humanities Center cultivates research, collaborations, events, and creative thinking in the humanities to enrich Carleton intellectual and cultural life.
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    Perlman Learning & Teaching Center (LTC)

    The LTC coordinates programs for new and experienced faculty, circulates information about teaching theories and strategies, and helps suggest solutions to classroom problems.
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    Quantitative Resource Center (QRC)

    The QRC supports quantitative skills and reasoning across the curriculum through faculty collaborations, campus workshops, and student tutoring services
  • Science lab

    Science Education Resource Center (SERC)

    SERC works to improve education through projects that support educators worldwide, with a special emphasis on undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
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    Writing Across the Curriculum

    The College has long emphasized "writing across the curriculum" and uses sophomore writing portfolios to broaden its assessment of student writing.
  • Julie Neiworth's 2012 neuroscience research group

    Past Initiatives and Grants

    Learn about previous grant-funded academic initiatives.