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Chapter 4: Criterion 4 - 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 Component - 4a  The organization demonstrates, through the actions of its board, administrators, students, faculty and staff, that it values a life of learning.
  • Core Component - 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.
  • Core Component - 4c  The organization assesses the usefulness of its curricula to students who will live and work in a global, diverse and  technological society.
  • Core Component - 4d  The organization provides support to ensure that faculty, students, and staff acquire, discover and apply knowledge  responsibly.

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