Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence Statement

Academic excellence is the demonstrated ability to achieve the highest standards in communication, critical inquiry, and cultural literacy through curiosity and creativity as well as profound knowledge in academic disciplines. It is intrinsically connected to developing important intellectual habits and traits associated with critical thinking. In order to help students accomplish academic excellence, teaching institutions engage students in a variety of rigorous learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom within a context of individualized support and with instructors who have records of achievements in their fields and in teaching. By achieving academic excellence, students are prepared not only for sustained success in their future professions but also to become lifelong learners, to respond to the challenges of an ever-changing, increasingly global world, and to empower themselves and their communities.