The “New College” at ASU West
In Phoenix’s burgeoning and diverse West Valley we will move the ASU West campus from its outstanding start as a regionally focused learning enterprise to one of the first truly interdisciplinary college campuses yet created in America.
With its own unique identity, the “New College” at ASU West will build from its already interdisciplinary basis to approach the education of all students in all fields in a connected learning environment. In this beautiful campus setting the watchwords for learning will be community focus and group learning across fields. This will allow for new thinking to be done, and new kinds of teachers, scientists, artists, and other specialists to be produced.
A professional degree from the New College will mark its recipient as
broadly educated. Graduates entering the field of teaching, for example,
will be recognized as grounded in literature, aware of history, and excited
by politics and science. Because all of these are inextricably intertwined
in the world, they will be connected in our learning environment.