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Discovery Advantage


Discovery Advantage

A revolution in student success

Transforming the Student Experience

Rutgers–New Brunswick’s Discovery Advantage initiative will holistically reimagine the student experience—from enrollment to retention and ultimately graduation—to ensure students are supported in their well-being and sense of belonging, and prepared to succeed in their academic and co-curricular pursuits as well as in the real world.

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."

James Baldwin


Discovery Advantage is the latest embodiment of our historic leadership and innovation as we create the change that will uniquely empower students to succeed at Rutgers and in life in the 21st century.

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Leading the Charge

Discovery Advantage Chair Kathleen Scott, a longtime faculty leader in undergraduate education, will oversee the workstreams led by experts from across the university appointed by President Holloway and Chancellor Conway.

Kathleen Scott

Kathleen Scott

Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, School of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Scott has a wealth of experience in working with students, staff, and faculty from across campus and has served in many leadership roles throughout her career at Rutgers, including the Task Force for Undergraduate Education, whose final report, "Transforming Undergraduate Education," led to the creation of the School of Arts and Sciences and the development of the Core Curriculum. She currently serves as Director of the Math Science Learning Center and Chair of the Core Requirements Committee.