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About Chowan: Mission & Goals

Chowan University is a Christian, four-year coeducational institution committed to excellence in teaching, learning, and service.

Chowan University's mission is guided by the principles of religious and intellectual freedom, academic excellence, free speech, free expression, and commitment to truth.

The University has a blend of both liberal arts courses and professional courses suited to the needs of a contemporary society.

The University meets
the academic, social, and spiritual needs of its students by giving personal attention, providing extracurricular opportunities and diverse programs, and employing a qualified faculty and staff.


Mission Statement

Chowan University is a comprehensive coeducational institution committed to excellence in teaching, learning, scholarly inquiry, and service. The University provides the environment for students to become learners who possess the skills, knowledge, creativity, and ethical values necessary to survive and flourish in a rapidly-changing, culturally diverse, global society. Chowan University, as a church-related institution, was founded upon and is dedicated to Judeo-Christian values. Consistent with this heritage, the University is guided by the historic principles of religious and intellectual freedom-academic excellence, the dignity and worth of each individual, an atmosphere of open dialogue, freedom of inquiry and expression, and a moral commitment to the pursuit of truth.

The University fulfills its mission with a careful blend of both liberal arts programs and professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Recognizing that such a blend of knowledge and experience is particularly suited to the needs of contemporary society, Chowan emphasizes the need to connect general education with specialized education, theoretical learning with practical learning, and intellectual skills with career skills in all areas of study. Graduate studies will enhance practical learning, intellectual skills, and career skills beyond the undergraduate program.

The University meets the academic, social, and spiritual needs of its students by affording personal attention in a caring context, providing structured and extracurricular opportunities which facilitate positive learning and life experiences, furnishing diverse programs maintained in appropriately appointed physical facilities, promoting and supporting the ideal of responsibility to self and others, and employing a qualified and diverse faculty and staff who are committed to the mission of the institution.



Goals

Goal I: To provide requisite courses and instruction for all degrees offered.
   
Goal II: To mold all curricula so as to connect general education with specialized education and theoretical learning with practical learning; and offer the graduate program to enhance practical learning, intellectual skills, and career skills begun at the undergraduate level. 
   
Goal III: To ensure that degree-completion requirements for undergraduate programs include competence in reading, writing, oral communications, fundamental mathematical skills, and the use of technology; and, ensure the development and application of scholarly inquiry in graduate degree requirements.
   
Goal IV: To evaluate continually the educational offerings of the University in terms of appropriateness, need, and quality.
   
Goal V: To encourage students to think logically and rationally and to develop problem-solving skills involving the pursuit of scholarly inquiry.
   
Goal VI: To furnish students in career programs with requisite skills and training for employment in their chosen or related fields.
   
Goal VII: To provide a qualified faculty who strive toward excellence in teaching.
   
Goal VIII: To provide a faculty and staff who are committed to the mission of Chowan University.
   
Goal IX: To encourage and support the faculty in their pursuit of professional development opportunities.
   
Goal X: To provide students with a strong program of academic advisement and support.
   
Goal XI: To enhance the student’s total personal development through the provision of opportunities for spiritual and ethical growth.
   
Goal XII: To provide students with opportunities to develop socially and emotionally through counseling and personal attention.
   
Goal XIII: To provide a varied program of structured and extracurricular opportunities for the students and for the community at large.
   
Goal XIV: To provide a variety of educational support services to undergird the educational purposes of the University.
   
Goal XV: To promote throughout the campus an environment that is conducive to study and learning.
   
Goal XVI: To provide an atmosphere which promotes community service and involvement.
   

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