Al-Ezdihar - Vision

Our VISION

Our vision is to educate our students to be intellectual, creative, and well-prepared leaders for the global environment of the 21st Century. By graduation, our students will exhibit those qualities which seem most desirable for adult life, including:

 

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  • Taking responsibility for growth as a person of integrity, compassion, and honor.
 
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  • Mastering the fundamental skills of the ENGLISH language, and other forms of advanced education.
 
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  • Growing in appreciation of our diverse heritage while enjoying intellectual and cultural pursuits.
 
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  • Beginning to develop that critical consciousness to analyze issues facing society and to evaluate various points of view on such issues.
 
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  • A readiness for the academic requisites and rigor of a superior college experience.
 
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  • To provide appropriate pedagogies - including class size - and environments (classrooms, equipment, resources, and technology) that will lead to student retention and success as well as an increase in the number of majors and minors.
 
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  • To help students see themselves as professionals, as part of a discipline with skills and abilities valuable in the business, teaching, publishing, or post-graduate work.
 
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  • To give students a sense of themselves as citizens of a larger community by encouraging participation in service learning and in diverse and international course work and programming.
 
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  • To assure that students encounter creativity crucial to English studies through theater productions, readings by professional writers, and their own creative and critical production and presentation.
 
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  • To balance the needs of general education - communication, diversity, global perspectives, interdisciplinary studies - with those of the major.