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Linfield Core Themes

Core Themes Approval Process

Core Theme 1: Culture of Engagement and Excellence

Linfield College cultivates a community engaged in the pursuit of excellence within its educational programs, across the institution, and in the broader community. Through the curriculum, as well as through co-curricular, extra-curricular, and institutional programming, students, faculty and staff develop expertise as they investigate the breadth and depth of their chosen disciplines and professional fields, examine multiple perspectives, apply best practices, and defend informed judgments based on creative and critical thinking.

Core Theme 2: Integrated Teaching and Learning

Linfield College promotes integrated teaching and learning within and across its academic programs. Through the curriculum, as well as through co-curricular, extra-curricular, and institutional programming, students systematically discover and practice making connections within their disciplinary studies and across the various components of their undergraduate experience.

Core Theme 3: Global and Multicultural Understanding

Linfield College fosters global and multicultural understanding of human differences and similarities.  Through the curriculum, as well as through co-curricular, extra-curricular, and institutional programming, students, faculty and staff use both theoretical and experiential lenses to participate in an increasingly interdependent, diverse world.

Core Theme 4: Experiential Learning

Linfield College facilitates experiential learning. Through the curriculum, as well as through co-curricular, extra-curricular, and institutional activities, and within liberal arts and professional programs, students apply theory and knowledge to lived experience in order to test and refine their understanding of a subject, clarify career goals, and discover the value of serving others