Introducing Salem Impact

August 16, 2018
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Dr. Daniel Prosterman — Salem Impact Director

Salem’s undergraduate core curriculum, known as the Salem Signature program, is undergoing significant change under a new name — Salem Impact.

Designed to cultivate Salem graduates as leaders for the twenty-first century, Salem Impact combines disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and experiential learning opportunities with dedicated teaching and advising to prepare students for success in their post-graduate opportunities, according to Susan Calovini, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Dean of the College.

New this year is a January term course focused on life skills and professional development for first-year students.

According to Dr. Daniel Prosterman, director of Salem Impact, other curricular changes will be rolled out during the year, and the faculty members are actively engaged in exploring substantive revisions for the future.

By positively impacting students’ competencies and confidence, Salem Impact will help realize the Salem College vision of educating compassionate, creative, and innovative thinkers who lead with integrity and are prepared with the knowledge, skills, and experience to effect change, Prosterman said.