The Senior Leadership Team, working with the offices of academic affairs and student life, has developed a new educational model for Central that will provide opportunities for students within a collaborative, developmental framework. The Integrated Learning model will be in place by July.
A key feature of the new model is the creation of class directors and class deans. Each of the four class directors will be the resident expert on challenges facing students in their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior years. Class deans, on the other hand, will stay with one group of students throughout their four years at Central. Eric Jones ’87 has been named the inaugural dean for the class of 2016, next year’s incoming class.
“Students are central at Central College,” says President Mark Putnam. “Our relationships with students and with each other form a foundation from which students can work to take responsibility for their education and personal growth.”