A delegation from the inaugural faculty of the Yale-National University of Singapore College (Yale NUS) visited The Claremont Colleges on Nov. 15-16 to observe and discuss science teaching with the community’s faculty. The schedule included classroom observations, lab tours, and meetings with faculty at the W.M. Keck Science Department, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Pomona colleges, plus a visit to the Bernard Field Station
Yale-NUS College is targeted to open in fall 2013, with an international faculty that will employ the American liberal arts college model. It is being established by Yale University as a joint venture with the National University of Singapore, as the Singaporeans look to a more balanced and open education system to remain competitive in a global world. Learn more about Yale-NUS
Yale-NUS turned to Claremont for input as the new school develops its curriculum.
“It’s noteworthy that our faculty are being sought for something that is very important and innovative and revolutionary in the context of Asia,” says Bryan Penprase, professor of physics and astronomy at Pomona College. Penprase, who coordinated the delegations’ visit, is a current American Council on Education Fellow at Yale.