Providing leadership and resources to support the intellectual and professional growth of students, faculty and staff.
We facilitate curricular and co-curricular experiences that foster students’ intellectual development, moral awareness, and curiosity so they can effectively engage with a complex and ambiguous world.
To fulfill this mission, we develop and sustain a learning environment. These shared values allow us to model our commitment to education in all that we do:
Curiosity is approaching our work with the idea of not knowing it all; that there is always more to learn; that my perspective and world view are not shared by everyone. It is a sincere interest in dialogue and a desire to add to my knowledge and awareness. It is a willingness to learn from and teach others, and to seek out diverse opinions.
Trust is a fundamental assumption that each individual is always doing his or her best, based on his or her view of the world. There are two parts to trust: trusting the person’s ability to accomplish something, and trusting the person’s commitment as part of a team. Trust is our willingness to suspend judgement in the current moment; to believe the person is honest, capable, and reliable.
Confidence is having the courage, agency, and assurance to provide space for all to think independently, speak honestly, and take risks freely. It enables us to accept challenges, confront difficulty, and overcome obstacles in order to reach our potential both individually and collectively. As leaders we have the confidence to embrace new and innovative ideas in collaboration with others.
February 21st, 2019
Feb 21 2019 3:45pmFaculty Salon - “Faculty Development for All: Supporting Faculty across the Life Cycle”Bears’ Den, Wismer CenterHow is faculty development related to ongoing professional and personal growth? In this salon, we’ll explore faculty development as a process of ongoing growth in which faculty can explore new areas, expand or recast existing interest, and even, if they wish, re-invent themselves. Speakers will explore turns, shifts, and changes they’ve made in their careers and we’ll discuss how the college can support those turns for others.
February 28th, 2019
Feb 28 2019 4:15pmAccessibility is a Conversation: Getting Beyond the Accommodation LetterWismer Bears’ DenA Workshop for Faculty and Staff
March 7th, 2019
Mar 7 2019 3:45pmFaculty Salon - “You Need to Read this Book:” Classic Texts, Urgent ContextsBears’ Den, Wismer CenterA Faculty Salon from the TLI and CIE.