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Educational Priorities at Cornell College

The Mission and Core Values guide learning at Cornell College. The College recognizes that
meaningful education occurs in multiple formats and venues, and encompasses a wide variety of
disciplines and learning objectives. As an intentional learning community, the College has
chosen to emphasize the following Educational Priorities and Outcomes for all students. In
order to achieve these Outcomes, the Educational Priorities are embedded in curricular, co-
curricular, independent, and collaborative contexts across the campus. Faculty and staff provide
opportunities for learning in a supportive environment where students ultimately take

responsibility for their own education.

Educational Priorities  Students will…

Knowledge               integrate and apply knowledge from a focused area of study as
Inquiry                 well as a broad general education which includes disciplinary
                        and interdisciplinary perspectives in the arts, humanities,
                        sciences, and social sciences.

                        respond to the complexities of contemporary and enduring
                        problems using information literacy tools, research skills,
                        creative thinking, and analysis.

Reasoning               evaluate evidence; interpret data; and use logical,
                        mathematical, and statistical problem-solving tools.

Communication           speak and write clearly, listen and read actively, and engage
                        with others in productive dialogue.

Intercultural Literacy  connect with diverse ideas and with people whose experiences
                        differ from their own and that may be separated from them by
                        time, space, or culture.

Ethical Behavior        recognize personal, academic, and professional standards and
                        act with integrity.

Citizenship             collaborate with others and contribute in their communities
                        and the larger world.

Vocation                discover and prepare for the range of opportunities and
                        challenges that await them beyond their college experience.

Well-Being              respect the ways physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual
                        well-being may contribute to a balanced life.

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