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.
Dean’s Office Deadlines
In accordance with the Ursinus College Faculty Handbook, student comments on teaching effectiveness and student-faculty interaction are invited at the time of a faculty member’s review for tenure. Although student letters must be signed to be considered, student names may be withheld, upon request, when their comments are shared with the Promotion and Tenure Committee, and the faculty member.
This year, the following members of the faculty are being reviewed for tenure:
Meghan Brodie , Theater and Dance
Jasmine Harris, Anthropology and Sociology
Óscar Useche, Modern Languages
Alice Leppert, Media and Communication Studies
Jennifer Round, Biology
Your feedback is strongly encouraged and will assist the Committee in its review process. Letters should be addressed to Mark B. Schneider, Office of the Dean, by October 31, 2019. Your comments can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.