Surveys, interviews, and focus groups confirm that Lincoln University should continue to emphasize its tradition of the liberal arts. Faculty and alumni are especially supportive of this direction. The current curricular and co-curricular opportunities suggest that the University has maintained a liberal arts base. The Institutional Learning Outcomes identified represent many of the essential skills deemed important within the higher education and corporate communities, and many of our students have access to high impact pedagogies, such as study abroad, undergraduate research and internships, which are known to deeply impact learning.
The goal now is to maximize the University’s approach. Particular focus must be placed on embedding opportunities to develop and hone essential skills across curricular and co-curricular experiences. Additionally, better integration of high-impact learning opportunities into the overall educational context deserves strategic attention.