What is it and why is it important?
Emory sends its graduates into an increasingly complex world where they will be challenged to engage as leaders of business, education, law, medicine and many jobs that will affect outcomes for our community, nation and planet. What we do in our classrooms is relevant. How we do it is important.
The students leaving us carry with them the personal, ethical, academic and intellectual gains from their time at Emory and hopefully use these for the benefit of others.
How to engage with our students to promote this development is an open question. Each student brings a unique variety of aspirations, expectations, abilities and challenges into the classroom. Background, preparation, culture, religion, intelligence, social awareness, motivation and adaptability all play their parts in determining how each student will negotiate Emory’s academic environments. As change agents, we seek to employ practices in our classrooms and in the interstitial areas on and off our campus where learning takes place that promote growth within a supportive environment. We aim to provide opportunities for leadership, service and creative intellectual engagement.