Think for Tomorrow

Quick Facts

University of the Cumberlands

Our Strategic Vision

  • To become a premier liberal arts university
  • To prepare students for lives of responsible service and leadership
  • To strengthen our General Education curriculum

 Our Purpose

  • To focus the General Education curriculum as the First Major in the Liberal Arts
  • To strengthen metacognitive and self-reflective thinking in General Education capstone courses

 Our Plan

  • To create Integrated Studies courses that nurture metacognitive abilities enabling students to discover, engage, analyze, and evaluate problems purposefully and ethically

 Student Goals

  • Discovering – Students will discover the intellectual inquiry skills to identify an issue, problem, or challenge.
  • Engaging – Students will engage audience-centered strategies to respond to various points of view on an issue, problem, or challenge.
  • Analyzing – Students will analyze the integration of external content with internal self-reflection on an issue, problem, or challenge.
  • Evaluating – Students will evaluate the quality of their own and other responses to an issue, problem, or challenge.

 Faculty Goals

  • Discovering – Faculty will discover methods for strengthening their students’ intellectual inquiry skills in response to an issue, problem, or challenge.
  • Engaging – Faculty will engage in strengthening audience-centered strategies in their students’ response to an issue, problem, or challenge.
  • Analyzing – Faculty will analyze their students’ integration of external content with internal self-reflection on an issue, problem, or challenge.
  • Evaluating – Faculty will evaluate their students’ methods for assessing the quality of their own and others’ responses to an issue, problem, or challenge.