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Hewlett Curricular Fellowship Program

Both Northwestern University and Weinberg College are deeply committed to diversity in faculty, staff, and students. As part of this commitment, the University Council on Diversity and Inclusion asked the College and other undergraduate schools to explore the creation of a course on social inequality and diversity that undergraduates will take as a requirement for graduation. In 2013, under the auspices of the Hewlett Fund for Curricular Innovation, the College created the Hewlett Curricular Fellowship Program. Hewlett Fellowships support efforts by faculty in the College to create new courses, or revise currently taught courses, that will serve as examples of courses that might meet a social inequalities and diversities graduation requirement in the event that the Weinberg faculty approve such a requirement.

Courses developed as part of the Hewlett Fellows Program must articulate clearly defined learning outcomes and aligned assessments. Students taking these courses should:

Courses developed during the first two years of the Hewlett Fellowship Program include:

For further information about the proposed social inequalities and diversities requirement, please contact associate dean Mary Finn ( or assistant dean Laura Panko (

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