Due to low student interest, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education will cease to sponsor the Science in the Making Integrated Learning Environment (SIMILE) program at the end of this year.
After their inaugural year, the yearlong residential programs “Science in the Making: Integrated Learning Environment” (SIMILE) and “Immersion in the Arts: Living in Culture” (ITALIC) have adjusted their curricula and structures to better fit the needs of students.
Science in the Making: Integrated Learning Environment (SIMILE) and Immersion in the Arts: Living in Culture (ITALIC), two pilot integrated learning environment programs for freshmen, are nearing the end of their first quarter with mixed reviews from students and faculty.
As the class of 2017 arrived at Stanford on Tuesday, 88 of its members moved into Burbank house in Stern Hall to take part in two new integrated learning environments for the upcoming academic year: ITALIC and SIMILE.
The two programs will enroll approximately 45 students each. Around 88 students ranked ITALIC as one of their top two housing choices, while 98 students ranked SIMILE first.
Stanford will launch two new yearlong residential programs for freshmen, modeled off of the well-reviewed Structure Liberal Education (SLE) curriculum, next fall.