Our vision is to educate our students to be intellectual, creative, and well-prepared leaders for the global environment of the 21st Century. By graduation, our students will exhibit those qualities which seem most desirable for adult life, including:
Taking responsibility for growth as a person of integrity, compassion, and honor.
Mastering the fundamental skills of the ENGLISH language, and other forms of advanced education.
To give students a sense of themselves as citizens of a larger community by encouraging participation in service learning and in diverse and international course work and programming.
Beginning to develop that critical consciousness to analyze issues facing society and to evaluate various points of view on such issues.
To balance the needs of general education – communication, diversity, global perspectives, interdisciplinary studies – with those of the major.
To provide appropriate pedagogies – including class size – and environments (classrooms, equipment, resources, and technology) that will lead to student retention and success as well as an increase in the number of majors and minors.
To help students see themselves as professionals, as part of a discipline with skills and abilities valuable in the business, teaching, publishing, or post-graduate work.
Growing in appreciation of our diverse heritage while enjoying intellectual and cultural pursuits.
To assure that students encounter creativity crucial to English studies through theater productions, readings by professional writers, and their own creative and critical production and presentation.
A readiness for the academic requisites and rigor of a superior college experience.