Psychology professor Michael Andreychik ‘flipped’ his core psych course — students review lectures on their own time, often through video, while in-class time is used for homework assignments and discussions.
As the only private university awarded the Steelcase Grant, which supports the creation of a unique environment for active learning through the use of a fully responsive and adaptive classroom, Fairfield completed its new learning environment in Canisius Hall in the summer of 2015.
College of Arts and Sciences faculty member Michelle Farrell designed course for advanced Spanish students interested in careers in nursing and the health sciences. Students volunteered at a local healthcare fair and translated health information for visitors.
Flipping the core - Psychology professor Michael Andreychik ‘flipped’ his core psych course — students review lectures on their own time, often through video, while in-class time is used for homework assignments and discussions.
United Nations Simulation
- This course gives students a hands-on learning experience in world diversity by simulating a United Nations Security Council crisis in international peace and security. The objective is to introduce students to the challenges of global governance in light of the different perspectives they encounter representing different constituencies of the UN Security Council who come from diverse cultural, historical, and geo-political regions of the world.
Forensics course - This course provides an introduction to the scientific techniques used for the analysis of common types of physical evidence encountered at crime scenes. Using critical thinking and laboratory experiences, students become crime scene investigators. They are charged with the task of solving a mock crime. The investigations include fabric analysis, ink analysis, blood analysis, DNA analysis, fingerprint analysis, ballistics, and/or blood alcohol analysis.
Dolan School of Business
Entrepreneur-in-Residence - The EIR program was created in response to growing interest from current and prospective students to understand what it means to be an entrepreneur in today’s business landscape.
Fairfield University’s Entrepreneurship Laboratory (FUEL) - FUEL aims to offer innovators the tools they need - from guidance to funding to prime downtown office space behind the downtown Fairfield University Bookstore - to turn their ideas for promising new products, companies and technologies into realities.
Keva Blocks - A Dolan School capstone course testing students’ team building and project management skills, with the goal of fostering High Performance Learning Teams (HPLTs) - the platform for successful business management.
Fairfield StartUp Competition - Fairfield StartUp is a yearly program of events designed to foster young entrepreneurial talent at Fairfield University through engagement with mentors and investors drawn from alumni and local business communities.
Business Analytics Master’s Program - Developed as the first of its kind in Fairfield County, Fairfield’s MSBA program focuses on developing new insights and understanding of business performance based on data and statistical methods, attributes increasingly in demand in a variety of industries.
Automation Systems and Automated Manufacturing (MCA101)
Power and Power Electronics, Electric Circuits and Design (BNW133)
All labs have been serving as multi-tasking areas and contain state-of-the-art computer hardware, integrated into the Fairfield University Network. The new Machine Laboratory in BNW136 contains up-to-date numerical milling and tool room lathe machines supported by the Brinkman Family Foundation.
Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies
Nursing Simulation - Fairfield's nursing faculty has fully integrated simulation training into the nursing curriculum. Working in a control room, they establish different scenarios involving patients, evolving medical conditions, and families, so that students learn to react to a range of different situations, from emergency obstetrics and pediatric scenarios, to general medical/surgical scenarios established by the National League of Nursing.
The Robin Kanarek Learning Resource Center - This Center is a high-tech, interactive teaching environment and enables students to apply skills and solve clinical problems before working in a real life setting. The Center includes a fully equipped intensive care area with cardiac monitoring devices and a main skills lab for students to practice conducting themselves in varying hospital settings and circumstances.
Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions
Reading and Language Development (RLD) Program - A course unique to Fairfield University, the RLD program was developed to teach educators about scientifically-based instruction, intervention and remediation practices in reading, spelling and writing.
CT Writing Project (CWP) - Run by Dr. Bryan Ripley Crandall, faculty member and program director of the Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield, CWP Fairfield organizes year-long writing projects and summer Writing Labs to encourage young writers to find their voice, embrace literacy and enjoy writing.