Open Curriculum // Defining the Brown Experience for 50 Years

Today, the Open Curriculum is the foundation of a Brown education. But when it was initially adopted in 1969, it was a radical approach to teaching and learning. It was innovative. It was student-centered. It was redefining higher education.

For half a century, the #BrownOpenCurriculum has empowered independent thinkers, transcended traditional academic barriers, and propelled generations of alumni to pursue lives of usefulness and reputation. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Brunonians from across the generations recount the impact of the Open Curriculum on their lives and careers and discuss why the approach is more relevant now than ever before.