Grand Challenge Learning Initiative

Grand Challenge Learning grew out of a campus-wide, grass-roots process that begin when the Office of the Provost convened a Campus Conversation on Undergraduate Education.

In Fall 2013, the Office of the Provost convened a Campus Conversation on Undergraduate Education to gather input and ideas on the future of undergraduate learning at Illinois. The nearly 600 faculty, students, and staff who participated put forward a comprehensive vision of what Illinois students might learn, do, and achieve. A series of faculty working groups subsequently developed more specific plans for pursuing this vision, and these plans coalesced into the Grand Challenge Learning program and its signature GCX and Critical Frameworks courses.

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