Liberal Arts Division

Mission Statement and Goals


Liberal Arts Division members value student engagement and innovative teaching and learning. We model and cultivate habits that inspire independent, critical thinking.  And we choose collegial practices that address the needs of a diverse community unified by its common interests, most importantly helping one another reach clear academic, personal, and career goals.

Kevin O'Connor, Ph.D.

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Enter The Student Success Zone

Six College Success Factors . . . .

#1 DIRECTED: students have a goal and know how to achieve it
  Helping students clarify their aspirations, select an educational focus they perceive as meaningful and create a plan that moves them from enrollment to goal achievement
#2 FOCUSED: students stay on track - keeping their eyes on the prize
  Fostering students’ motivation and helping them develop the skills needed to achieve their goals
#3 NURTURED: students feel somebody wants and helps them to succeed
  Conveying a sense of caring where students’ success is important and expected
#4 ENGAGED: students actively participate in class and extra-curricular activities
  Actively involving students in meaningful and authentic educational experience and activities inside and outside the classroom
#5 CONNECTED: students feel like they are part of the college community
  Creating connections between students and the institution and cultivating relationships that underscore how students’ involvement with the college community can contribute to their academic and personal success
#6 VALUED: students' skills, talents, abilities and experience are recognized; they have opportunities to contribute on campus and feel their contributions are appreciated
  Providing students with opportunities to contribute to and enrich the college culture and community

These "six success factors" form the basis for the RP Group's student-focused investigation of support.

Liberal Arts Division Success Committee Meetings