The Five Foci of Learning

We Believe...

The main purpose of a college is to promote student learning through:

Interdisciplinary Study

Students learn to pull together ideas and concepts from many subject areas, which enables them to tackle real-world issues in all their complexity.

Collaborative Learning

Students develop knowledge and skills through shared learning, rather than learning in isolation and in competition with others.

Learning Across Significant Differences

Students learn to recognize, respect and bridge differences - critical skills in an increasingly diverse world.

Personal Engagement

Students develop their capacities to judge, speak and act on the basis of their own reasoned beliefs.

Linking Theory with Practical Applications

Students understand abstract theories by applying them to projects and activities and by putting them into practice in real-world situations.