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Criterion Four

  • Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of knowledge


    The organization promotes a life of learning for its faculty, administration, staff, and students by fostering and supporting inquiry, creativity, practice, and social responsibility in ways consistent with its mission.

    Core Components
    • 4A: The organization demonstrates, through the actions of its board, administrators, students, faculty, and staff, that it values a life of learning.
    • 4B: The organization demonstrates that acquisition of a breadth of knowledge and skills and the exercise of intellectual inquiry are integral to its educational programs.
    • 4C: The organization assesses the usefulness of its curricula to students who will live and work in a global, diverse, and technological society.
    • 4D: The organization provides support to ensure that faculty, students, and staff acquire, discover, and apply knowledge responsibly.