Current SCUE Projects

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement seeks to understand the landscape of civic engagement at Penn, including organizations and available opportunities. We plan to meet with various campus and community stakeholders to examine our previous recommendations and to identify actions by which we can publicize and make accessible these resources after characterizing how students currently take advantage of them.


Half-Credit Courses

SCUE believes that a greater focus on half-credit courses could benefit both students and faculty and offer avenues for academic exploration, student well-being, and professor engagement. This past year, the committee produced a paper addressing the current successes and gaps with respect to half-credit courses at Penn and outlines the importance of enhancing the quantity and quality of current and future offerings.


Steal This Penn

This committee is working with New Student Orientation to provide a centralized repository of information to increase the awareness of Penn's vast array of resources, offices, and centers. 


Advising

We want to further explore the status quo of the advising system and improve its efficiency and efficacy. We plan on meeting with administrators in advising across all schools to determine best practices for delivering optimal advising, especially to incoming freshmen who may be undecided.


Structuring Interdisciplinary studies

Structuring Interdisciplinary Studies is working this semester to make interdisciplinary education at Penn a reality for everyone interested. We plan to extend concentrated outreach to freshmen, so they find out about the various paths towards interdisciplinary education from the get-go. We also plan to explore interdisciplinary panels, the Major Advising Program, and uncoordinated dual-degrees.


Financial AId and Registration

The FAR project will dually evaluate the role of the registrar in the educational process and how information can be better presented to the Penn community and how student financial services can be improved. Special topics within this project include the One University policy, prerequisites, permits, the sector system, work-study, guide to financial aid, and study abroad.