To continuously provide opportunities for students to gain the skills that employers desire — not only by learning about them in textbooks or discussions, but also engaging in them directly through problem-based and project-based learning opportunities. Our courses and programs use case studies, real-world problems and projects to offer a genuine context as an integral part of learning. Our educational approach follows these four values:
- Collaboration: We work across traditional boundaries, within and across the university AND with partners in the public and private sectors.
- Community: We invest in public interest practices that prioritize ecological, social, and economic benefits for all.
- Innovation: We reimagine and co-create the modern role of academia by encouraging professional confidence and mindfulness. We foster creative and promising futures for faculty, staff, students, and the communities they engage with.
- Authentic Learning Experiences: We identify and craft learning experiences that combine liberal arts, data analysis, and design principles within the context of problems and projects that build professional skills that will get you hired.