Our Vision

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:


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    Taking responsibility for growth as a person of integrity, compassion, and honor.

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    Mastering the fundamental skills of the ENGLISH language, and other forms of advanced education.

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    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.

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    Beginning to develop that critical consciousness to analyze issues facing society and to evaluate various points of view on such issues.

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    To balance the needs of general education – communication, diversity, global perspectives, interdisciplinary studies – with those of the major.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Growing in appreciation of our diverse heritage while enjoying intellectual and cultural pursuits.

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    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.

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    A readiness for the academic requisites and rigor of a superior college experience.