Even though each Arts First seminar is designed around a unique theme, we have compiled some basic components that comprise a kind of intellectual center of gravity for the program.
Second, we encourage all instructors to follow a set of best practices. These are evidence-based approaches to pedagogy that foster an effective learning environment and that create a similar experience for students across Arts First sections.
Third, we’ve developed a common set of assignment guidelines to make sure that there is consistency across sections. We have over 80 sections per year and over 1000 students a year take Arts First seminars, and the assignment guidelines ensure a similar experience for students across sections.