Friday, February 16, 2007

5 Pillars for the Web?

Perhaps discussions about W&M's web presence should include the five pillars of the College referenced by President Gene Nichol during his State of the College address in January. The five pillars are:
  1. that our intimate, supportive, rigorous, engaged, dynamic, residential form of liberal-arts education is … the strongest, most affecting and likely the most pragmatic tool the academy has to offer
  2. that academic excellence, intellectual achievement and the highest standards of performance, imagination and creativity inform all that we do
  3. that our programs are premised on a culture that promoted deep and sustained faculty involvement in the lives, development and work of our students
  4. that our high standards of instruction are leavened by a foundational and sustaining commitment to research
  5. that, as the campuswide committee on diversity asserted last year, the College strives to be a place where people of all backgrounds feel at home, where diversity is actively embraced and where each individual takes responsibility for upholding the dignity of all members of the community
posted by Susan Evans

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