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RFP for blended courses


Curricular innovation has always been a hallmark of our mission. 

For over 200 years, the faculty at Washington College have blended the best of tradition with innovation as they create courses that stimulate the imagination of our students. One tool that is currently in use at many of the best liberal arts Colleges in the nation is the blended course.

What is a blended course?

Blended courses are one of the many ways that faculty actively engage students.  In a blended course, face-to-face instruction is supplemented with appropriate on-line content. Students still meet with their instructor and class during regularly scheduled class times and read traditional texts, but students are expected to actively engage with content available outside of class in a way that enhances the traditional approach. 

What are our core concepts for these courses? 

There are two core concepts of the blended course as we envision it:  faculty-student contact time is not reduced and the enhanced content pushes the student to actively engage with the material prior to coming to class in such a way that class becomes more of a forum for discussion, clarification, and problem solving. 

How can I learn more?

You can download the request for proposals here.  That document contains additional information about what a proposal entails.  You can also send questions via email  to the Cromwell Center Director (gspilich2@washcoll.edu) or set up a time to chat in person.  I’m happy to talk with you and answer any questions you might have!

How do I apply?

A template for your submission can be downloaded here.