University College Mission Statement

University College supports Appalachian's goal of providing students with a rigorous liberal education that prepares them for the social, economic, and personal opportunities and challenges of the twenty-first century. Linking curricular and co-curricular programs, University College engages students, staff, and faculty in (1) active, collaborative teaching, learning, and scholarship, including the investigation of major questions across departmental, divisional, and disciplinary boundaries through interdisciplinary degree programs and general education; and (2) campus, local, and global communities through service, research, leadership development and other forms of learning. University College provides a broad range of academic services to help students achieve the essential learning outcomes of a liberal education and assists new students in their transition to the Appalachian community. University College also provides an environment in which students, faculty, and staff can develop, experience and disseminate practices of engaged and successful learning.