Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A new program at the University of Kansas requires high-ability students who all live near each other to complete a project connected to an introductory general-education course they all take.
The Mount Oread Scholars program requires the students to take a special seminar that highlights an aspect of the class.
Twenty freshmen who took part in the program this semester were enrolled in an introductory film course. They all live on the same floor of a KU residence hall.
Although they weren't film majors, the students were required to produce a movie in a month-and-half. The finished product, "Te' Buffet of Life," will be shown Wednesday at the Kansas Union.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports the students say the program taught them a lot about teamwork.