Program Goals
  1. Encourage critical thinking
For example, foster independence of thought; help individuals embrace ambiguity and complexity and challenge their assumptions; develop the ability to justify one’s beliefs
  1. Help students embrace a multiplicity of perspectives and communities
For example, expose students to interdisciplinary connections; demonstrate a variety of learning experiences and strategies; encourage an understanding and appreciation of diversity; foster an understanding of the significance of environmental issues
  1. Foster an engaged intellectual community
For example, develop written, spoken and non-verbal communication skills; embrace active learning; offer collaborative opportunities; help students identify how knowledge has relevance beyond the classroom; encourage participatory citizenship in and beyond the classroom, including service learning