TERRAIN – The First Two Years
Redesigning the early college experience
TERRAIN: Covering New Ground
Unity College is always striving to create a more effective, affordable, career-relevant educational experience. We’ve done extensive research to determine how higher education needs to change and improve in order to better serve our students. Learn more about TERRAIN here.
Based on that deep dive into the needs of society and our students, Unity College has launched an ambitious new project to redesign the early college experience to:
- Honor learning wherever it happens, whether that is in a classroom, in the field solving real-world sustainability problems, or on the job.
- Create immersive, intensive experiences with a flexible calendar that lets students who work hard complete a bachelor’s degree in less than 4 years.
- Allow students to earn stackable credentials that represent relevant professional skills to employers.
There is much work to do! Follow the progress of the First Two Years project here to see how Unity College is taking a leadership role in creating a new college for the environmental century.
First Two Years
F2Y Update: March 30, 2018
From: Dr. Erika Latty and Dr. Sarah Cunningham To: The Unity College Community Dear Unity College Community, We are looking forward to welcoming Dr. Mahurin back to campus next week. We have arranged a schedule that includes meeting with students, staff, and faculty. Higher education news: The American Council on Education..Read more
F2Y Update: March 16, 2018
From: Dr. Erika Latty and Dr. Sarah Cunningham To: The Unity College Community Dear Unity College Community, While the weather this week threw a small kink in our plans by cancelling a planned visit by Dr. Ron Mahurin, we have been moving ahead with the F2Y initiative on a number..Read more
F2Y Update : February 23, 2018
From: Dr. Erika Latty and Dr. Sarah Cunningham To: The Unity College Community Dear Unity College Community, Since the campus visit with our external curricular consultant, Dr. Ron Mahurin, we have been reviewing previously gathered materials and summarizing the results of recent conversations to focus the next steps of the..Read more
F2Y Update: February 14, 2018
From: Dr. Erika Latty and Dr. Sarah Cunningham To: The Unity College Community During the last several months, we have been collating our community efforts on the First Two Year Initiative, to develop a framework to build out the vision for a novel curriculum that is relevant, accessible, and valuable..Read more