[I]integration permeates every level of [Founders'] construction from the connections between the classes to the training for professors. At Founders, liberal arts and business are connected. Students don’t just study major periods in history, such as the Renaissance, or just the literature of the Renaissance, they are taught to see connections between the arts, literature, philosophy, and the progress of events in society at large.Powell also asks Fuller about Founders' perspective on home schooling. Unlike many colleges, Founders outright embraces home-schooled students for matriculation. In the interview, Fuller made clear her admiration for home school teaching methods:
In most college settings the opposite is true. From the outset, when students arrive they can choose from a wide spectrum of course; they are not taught in any particular order; they are not taught by people who are aware of the other curriculum areas of the system. In most cases, there is no expert guidance provided to enable students to develop a mastery of the subject they are studying.
Homeschoolers necessarily teach in more integrated fashion, because the entire curriculum is developed under the oversight of a single individual or couple. When I interview homeschoolers, I see accelerated learning, because students have an added measure of integration in their education.Again, it all comes back to integration: take the chaos of the world and organize it, first in one's mind, and second in one's actions. And on these grounds, I am excited about the Founders opening: let the revolution begin.