VII. Conclusion

What we offer here is meant not to end the process of assessment, planning, and experimentation that began intensively with the SCAE in 2002, but to provide guideposts and mechanisms for them to continue. We encourage colleagues who are still devising or implementing innovations to persevere. We have tried to steer a course between advocating business as usual (but more expensively) and a too radical break with our well-developed ways of doing things. In foregrounding college-wide needs, we propose a change of culture that will have profound effects over time, but one that, as we look forward to a time of rapid turnover in the faculty and what they teach, will maintain the integration and energy of our common educational project.