Oberlin College has chosen to use the monetary portion of the AIRE to further enhance the integration of research and education into the curriculum. More specifically, this award has provided Oberlin College with an exciting opportunity to 1) extend curricular initiatives that integrate research-like activities into courses across the college and at all levels of the curriculum, 2) promote campus-wide discussions on how to improve curriculum development, 3) develop and institutionalize methods to assess curricular innovations and 4) disseminate data, models and assessment information to the broader academic community and make Oberlin a more visible source of relevant information for the general public. Further, more specific information on how Oberlin in using the award to further these objectives is contained in the links shown to the left.
ADMINISTRATION OF OBERLIN'S AIRE
At Oberlin College, the Project Director for AIRE is Jan Thornton.To carry out the multifaceted goals of the AIRE, the Committee for Integrating Research and Teaching (CIRT) was established.The CIRT committee is appointed by Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Clayton Koppes, and chaired by Jan Thornton.
The CIRT committee includes four natural scientists and two social scientists as well as a representative of the Oberlin College Educational Plans and Policies Committee (EPPC).
1999-2000 and 2000-20001 CIRT Committee members:
Jan Thornton (Chair,
CIRT; Director, Neuroscience Program; Associate Professor,Neuroscience
Program and Biology Department; and EPPC member)
1998-1999 CIRT Committee members:
Jan Thornton (Chair, CIRT; Director, Neuroscience Program; Associate
Professor,Neuroscience Program and Biology Department; and EPPC