The General College’s mission is to provide an environment in which diverse learners can achieve academically, socially and spiritually to become 21st century leaders. The goal of the college is to (1) engage students, faculty and staff in teaching, learning and scholarship through interdisciplinary collaborations, (2) link curricular and co-curricular programs to the University Core Competencies of the general education program (TEP), (3) increase global learning in academic and social experiences, (4) attract and retain academically high performing students to the University, and (5) provide a holist academic program (TTAL-Three Tier Approach to Learning) that improves the matriculation, retention and graduation of scholars that make positive contributions to their local, regional, national or international community.
The General Education Department supports the University’s General Education Program goals by providing courses in foreign languages, history, and philosophy. The goal of the courses is to introduce students to the following competencies:
1. Think critically and demonstrate a high level of proficiency in written and oral expression;
2. Possess an appreciation of cultural and spiritual values, creative expression and the history and experience of human society through courses in the humanities, fine arts, and languages; and
3. Reflect upon ethical and spiritual questions related to their intellectual interests, social responsibilities, and personal growth.