The Davidson Catalyst Program

The Catalyst Program is a collection of high-impact experiential learning that came out of the Task Force for Experiential Learning. This committee was formed during fall 2014 at the request of President Carol Quillen. The task force was asked to evaluate experiential learning programs at Davidson and to make recommendations to the president and the Institutional Strategic Initiatives group. A final report was prepared in August 2016.

The overarching objectives for the task force were to examine ways in which experiential learning can enable Davidson graduates to be:

  • Self-aware, thoughtful, knowledgeable global citizens who are at ease with differences among people and cultures
  • Team-builders who are able to work effectively with a wide range of people and partners
  • Original, creative thinkers and problem-solvers who move easily between the classroom and the world

Further, how can experiential learning programs at Davidson be shaped to educate each Davidson student for a life of leadership, service, and disproportionate impact?

For more information download a copy of the Task Force for Experiential Learning Final Report (PDF).