Program areas at Waynesburg University
Institutional commitmentswaynesburg University educates students based upon: - a commitment to the pursuit of truth in god's world through rigorous scholarship, academic excellence and creative expressions, founded in the liberal arts and sciences. - a commitment to the authority of the scriptures as the essential reference for faith and life. The scriptures inform and define our perspectives in service of christ and his kingdom. - a commitment to the integration of christian faith within the various academic disciplines and professional programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. - a commitment to employ faculty and staff members who embody the values and perspectives of the christian faith in their teaching, personal lives and relationships with students. - a commitment to understand and engage others locally and around the world, through the use of our education and talents in service of justice and righteousness. - a commitment to student-centered education where the interests, aspirations and needs of each student are valued and encouraged. - a commitment to welcome students from various cultures, backgrounds, educational experiences and ages to enhance diversity and contribute to the learning community. - a commitment to develop students who will exhibit integrity, both personally and professionally, based upon the scriptural calling of jesus christ for all of life.institutional goalswaynesburg University seeks to:for students - prepare students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with the knowledge, skills and values necessary for the vocations to which they are called by god. - cultivate the ability of students to think critically and to apply these skills in lifelong scholarship and ethical decision making. - develop students who practice effective communication skills in both the spoken and written word in many different contexts. - educate students to apply processes of scientific inquiry and quantitative reasoning skills in examining both information and theoretical models. - provide students with opportunities to recognize lifestyles, traditions and rituals of diverse cultures. - equip students to examine and employ information resources and technologies with wisdom and faithfulness. - nurture students' use of their creative abilities and their appreciation of aesthetic expressions of others. - challenge students to excel in scholarship, research and independent academic inquiry within the broad context of the liberal arts tradition. - educate students with depth of knowledge in one of the academic and applied disciplines through instruction and research at either the undergraduate or graduate level. - engage students to be servants and citizens in their local communities and to take responsibility for involvement in the world in which they live.waynesburg University seeks to:for the campus community - foster a christian learning community where students are challenged and encouraged to develop as people through a variety of curricular and co-curricular programs. - nurture a campus environment where the spiritual development of students, faculty and staff is affirmed through programs and resources. - maintain an environment characterized by fairness and justice as expressed through institutional policies and procedures. - make available critical and emerging informational, physical and technology resources necessary to support the education and research of a learning community. - provide effective academic support services that will encourage and facilitate individual educational achievement for all students. - address the changing educational and cultural needs of the local region through educational degrees, instructional programs, utilization of campus and graduate center resources and strategic partnerships. - effectively manage fiscal and human resources to provide affordable opportunities for christian higher education. - exhibit responsible care for the creation through the institution's policies and practices.