The task force has been discussing the following approaches to PBL, weighing the strengths and weaknesses of each. We welcome any thoughts, suggestions, or concerns that you may have regarding each approach.
The Scaffolded PBL approach provides a four tiered system to organize existing PBL courses and to strategically develop new ones. This approach addresses faculty/student workload concerns, and maintains flexibility across disciplines. Although the scaffolded approach serves to organize PBL courses, it is unlikely to strongly influence student recruitment or CASL visibility. Thus, this approach may work best in combination with other approaches.