Since the 2017–18 academic year, the Aydelotte Foundation’s directors have co-taught a course that brings students into contact with the foundation’s major interests, such as:
- The past, present, and possible future of liberal arts education.
- The structure of contemporary academic institutions.
- The political economy that undergirds higher education.
- Public struggles over the meanings and uses of education and scholarship.
This has evolved into a first-year seminar which will be taught in the spring of 2021 and again in the 2021-22 academic year. This year’s seminar is being taught by Timothy Burke.
Courses and the curriculum as a whole are also at the heart of our mission, and we continue to look for opportunities to connect with and draw new understanding from the academic program at Swarthmore and elsewhere.