Students can still weigh in on CUE2 recommendations

Virtual town halls seek student input on proposals; meetings will be held on Zoom April 22 and 23

Students can still share their thoughts on a series of broad recommended changes to curriculum, teaching, and learning at Johns Hopkins that were outlined by the Commission on Undergraduate Education, or CUE2, in February.

Online town hall meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 at 8 p.m. and and Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 a.m. (U.S. Eastern time zone for both). Zoom meeting links will be posted on the CUE2 website.

These remote discussions will allow students to continue the feedback process that was underway before the university implemented social distancing measures to deter the spread of COVID-19. The commission has also spoken to groups of faculty and staff, and all members of the university community can share their comments using the feedback form on the website until May 8.

With this input, the university plans to release a final report later this year that outlines steps to redefine Johns Hopkins University's academic program for students seeking bachelor's degrees.

At the heart of the CUE2 draft report is an emphasis on six areas in which all Hopkins undergraduates should develop foundational abilities before they graduate: language and writing, scientific and numerical reasoning, interpreting complex creative expression, citizenship in a diverse world, reflective ethical agency, and undertaking large-scale consequential projects.

The commission consulted experts in a variety of fields and sought input from faculty members, students, staff, and alumni from the Krieger and Whiting schools as it pursued its charge, given by the president and provost, to "interpret the mission of an undergraduate education in the 21st century and develop a new model that will serve us for the next decade or more."