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Teaching and Learning

Goal: $60 Million

We must equip students from all backgrounds to thrive in an increasingly complex world through hands-on learning and curricular innovation.

For graduates to thrive in work and in life, the two most important factors of their education are connection with a faculty member and putting ideas into action. Kenyon students already benefit from close collaboration with supportive faculty members. More and more, we need to extend the rigorous work that happens in the classroom to include experiences that empower students to test their ideas in the field.

The types of experiences that get students to think deeply outside of the traditional classroom are called “high-impact” because they have been shown to improve student learning as well as prepare students for success after graduation. These include internships, off-campus study, independent research, capstone projects and other collaborative work. They have benefits for all students and are especially effective at improving the persistence and graduation rates of first-generation and other underrepresented students.

Where Your Gift Will Make a Difference

Today’s students expect to apply the skills they hone in the classroom to real-world problems — an integral part of their college experience. They are right to demand this: The hands-on learning that sets up students for success after graduation also challenges them to go deeper in, and beyond, the classroom.

Included in this $60 million goal is support for: 

  • Internship opportunities and stipends
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Apprentice programs, such as Gund Gallery and Kenyon Review Associates 
  • Off-campus study
  • Community engaged learning
  • Innovation in teaching and technology

Campaign Impact

Enriching Our Path

Explore how your gifts support the hands-on learning that sets students up for success after graduation.

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Kenyon Review Associates

The Gatekeepers

Kenyon Review Associates pore over literary submissions for promising works.

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Community Engaged Learning

Pantry Parity

Students in a religious studies course explore social injustices by serving the local community.

Facts and Stats

Teaching and Learning
83%

83 percent of student science researchers went on to jobs or graduate school in fields related to their major.

Each year 75 Summer Scholars receive a $4,000 stipend to conduct research with faculty.

Each year, more than 150 students gain practical experience as associates for the Kenyon Review and Gund Gallery and as interns for the Center for Green Initiatives and as Apprentice Language Teachers.

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Kenyon awards summer internship stipends up to $5,000 to students with need.

83 percent of student science researchers went on to jobs or graduate school in fields related to their major.

Each year 75 Summer Scholars receive a $4,000 stipend to conduct research with faculty.

Each year, more than 150 students gain practical experience as associates for the Kenyon Review and Gund Gallery and as interns for the Center for Green Initiatives and as Apprentice Language Teachers.

Kenyon awards summer internship stipends up to $5,000 to students with need.

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Support for Our Campus Partners

Our Path Forward includes support for one-of-a-kind organizations like the Kenyon Review, the Gund Gallery, Philander Chase Conservancy and the Brown Family Environmental Center that provide students with opportunities to study real-world problems and build career credentials.