The Office of Academic Programs (OAP) promotes engaged teaching and learning, academic innovation, and student success. The OAP houses central academic programs at Colorado College: the First Year Program, the Common Read, and the Independently Designed Major (IDM).
The Office of Academic Programs:
Administers the first-year curriculum (CC100 & CC120) and partners with the Writing Program to support Writing Intensive and Writing in the Disciplines courses.
Provides pre-advisement for incoming first year students regarding their CC100 & CC120 courses.
Trains and supervises more than 40 undergraduate peer mentors who work with first year students to ensure their successful academic transition to the CC.
Partners with the Crown Faculty Center to offer a range of workshops, learning circles, and individual consultations regarding inquiry-driven, experiential, and transitions pedagogies.
Oversees the campus Common Read book selection and ensures students have access to a wide range of courses, programs, and other opportunities to engage with its themes.
Supports students at all phases of the Independently Designed Major, from initial application, to thesis presentation, to graduation.
Conducts research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).