Year in Review, 2014-2015
The 2014-2015 academic year proved to be an exciting year for the Office of Educational Enrichment. Over 6,500 undergraduate students participated in academically enriching activities sponsored by the office. Educational Enrichment received 127 requests from 107 faculty members affiliated with 36 different academic departments. The overwhelming majority of the requests were supported for the benefit of Rutgers undergraduate students.
The students benefitted from many experiences ranging from attending lectures and forums at the United Nations to attending the Metropolitan Opera (Carmen). Students toured many museums including The New Museum, 9/11 Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Museum of the American Indian. Students also participated in the Tribeca Film Festival, learned about broadcasting, current events and alternative media at Democracy Now!, learned about large-scale food packaging, observed and participated in animal dissections in preparation for veterinary school, and investigated recycling and sustainability measures at a local recycling facility. Faculty members and academic departments invited speakers to campus and students enjoyed lectures on bioethics, philosophy, data analysis, creative writing, gender studies, history, and architecture.
The Office of Educational Enrichment seeks new and returning faculty members to browse our website for more information on our programs.