Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Rutgers creates smaller seminars on 'hot topics' for its undergrads

Freshmen at large research universities are notoriously left to flounder in colossal lecture halls, far from faculty stars.

As part of a sweeping effort to treat undergraduates better, Rutgers University will institute specialized, small seminars on everything from computer gaming to global warming.

The seminars are a central part of the university's transformation of undergraduate colleges in New Brunswick and designed to acquaint first-year and transfer students with cutting-edge research, interdisciplinary study and senior faculty.

Click here to read the entire story (Newark Star-Ledger)


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