Warren Ashby Residential College

Undergraduate Studies

124 Mary Foust Hall

336-334-5915

http://ashby.uncg.edu

 

Faculty

Sara Littlejohn, Senior Fellow of Ashby Residential College, Department of English

Christine Flood, Associate Fellow of Ashby Residential College, Department of History

Will Dodson, Residential College Coordinator of Ashby Residential College, Department of English and Department of Media Studies

Rebecca Adams, Department of Sociology

Frances C. Arndt, Director Emeritus, Department of English

Murray D. Arndt, Director Emeritus, Department of English

Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater, Department of English

M. Jeffrey Colbert, Department of Political Science

Alyssa Gabbay, Department of Religious Studies

Ericka Gonzalez, Office of Leadership and Service-Learning

Gregory Grieve, Department of Religious Studies

Margaret Hood, Department of Biology

Lynda Kellam, Jackson Library and Department of Political Science

Derek Krueger, Department of Religious Studies

Larry Lavender, Department of Dance

Jay Lennartson, Department of Geography

Susanne Martin, Department of Art

David McDuffie, Department of Religious Studies

Matthew McNees, Department of English

Mark Moser, Department of History

Jame O'Sullivan, Department of Psychology

Kary Peters, Department of Communication Studies

Radmila Petric, Department of Biology

Jeanie Reynolds, Department of English

Brian Sinclair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Alyce Spencer, Department of Dance

 

Ashby Residential College Core Values: Liberal education, innovative learning, and social justice.

 

Vision Statement

Ashby Residential College (ARC) is a home on campus where students can relate serious academic studies to communal issues and personal development. ARC upholds a tradition that fosters friendships, a commitment to life-long learning, and a responsibility to the community.

Mission Statement

Ashby Residential College, founded in 1970, is the oldest residential college in North Carolina. We foster a living-learning, holistic academic community grounded in liberal education. Our primary intellectual and social commitments are global engagement and social justice, which includes sustainability, wellness, and global human rights. Our innovative, multidisciplinary curriculum and self-governing activities encourage students to:

  • Integrate and apply knowledge to societal challenges with progressively higher levels of explorations and expectations;
  • Organize, plan, and implement projects that foster personal development, innovation, leadership, and civic engagement; and
  • Develop with faculty, staff, and alumni a strong and diverse community connected by a respect for individuality and a balance between public and private values.

Overview

Ashby Residential College (ARC), founded in 1970, is the oldest residential college in North Carolina. We foster a living-learning, holistic academic community grounded in liberal education. Our primary intellectual and social commitments are to global engagement and social justice, which includes sustainability, wellness, and global human rights. We value faculty-student interactions and emphasize small-seminar classes that meet UNCG general education requirements. In-house programs provide support in terms of advising, library access, research, and developing skills in speaking and writing. Self-governing activities encourage students to integrate and apply knowledge to societal challenges, implement projects that foster personal development, innovation, leadership, and civic engagement. Mary Foust Hall houses approximately 120 co-ed freshmen and sophomores. All students who have been admitted to UNCG automatically qualify for application to ARC. Anyone who wishes to receive more information about the program is encouraged to contact the ARC Office, located in 124 Mary Foust Hall, 336/334-5915, and to visit the Web site: http://ashby.uncg.edu.

Ashby Residential College in Mary Foust is an inclusive, two-year program that offers a unique living and learning environment for a co-ed student community of approximately 120 freshmen and sophomores with a limited number of Upper-Class Mentor participants. ARC is a small college but with immediate and complete access to the diverse facilities, programs, and departments of a larger university. ARC provides a setting that encourages innovative study, small classes, unity of academic and social experiences, and close student-faculty contacts. A Residential College Coordinator, who serves on the faculty, resides in the hall. Other faculty members have offices in the residence hall. Students and faculty serve on governing committees and participate together in special events within the community.

Every semester, the ARC curriculum includes approximately eighteen courses taught by faculty from departments across campus. These courses meet UNCG general education requirements as well as requirements for a variety of majors. All students are asked to participate in one of the ARC multidisciplinary core courses, which represent four to five integrated courses from the ARC curriculum and to choose another class from the other curricular offerings, which represent a wide range of academic subjects. These seminars, along with varied types of independent study and community service work, make up approximately six hours of a student’s semester course load. The remaining semester hours are taken within the greater university. ARC students are not only full members of UNCG, but are also encouraged to participate in the life of the university.


 

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