College of Contemporary Liberal Studies Mission, Values, Goals and Vision Mission The College of Contemporary Liberal Studies provides transformational learning experiences in the fields of education, liberal arts, and the natural and social sciences. Our programs offer rigorous study through a unique integration of Jesuit traditions with theoretical, technological and scientific advances to foster academic, personal and career growth. Values o Integrity o Respect o Care for the whole person o Skillful application of knowledge o Scholarship o Reflective practice o Teamwork o Communication Goals o Provide a liberal arts foundation for professional programs and for life. o Create a caring, compassionate, and challenging learning environment. o Provide an academically rigorous, transformative educational experience. o Integrate a commitment to speaking and writing well throughout the curriculum. o Demonstrate a commitment to social justice and the common good. o Utilize students’ life experiences as a tool for transformative teaching and learning. o Inspire students to engage the complexity and beauty of the natural world. o Encourage students to recognize and appreciate the diversity of the human experience. o Promote the common good through service learning and other community engagements. o Cultivate a love of learning that stays with students for life. o Foster collegiality and collaboration within the College and the University as a whole. Vision Guided by our Jesuit heritage, the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies will provide a rigorous, values-based, transformative education that will best enable students of all backgrounds to meet their academic and professional goals, and that will prepare and challenge them to lead courageous, socially responsible lives of integrity in which they will engage the world meaningfully and inspire others on behalf of the common good.