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Guiding Principles

The Office of Academic Affairs is here to help Rose‑Hulman’s award-winning faculty make a positive impact on students and the world.

What We Do

  1. Rose-Hulman puts the student first
    • maintain small size, small classes and individual attention;
    • provide active help and a general sense of caring support;
    • encourage interaction within the Rose-Hulman community;
    • emphasize undergraduate education while maintaining quality programs in graduate and continuing education.
  2. Rose-Hulman fosters the continued growth of all its community members
    • stimulate creativity, curiosity and intellectual excitement;
    • promote personal growth in students, faculty and staff;
    • encourage persistence, self-discipline and working to one's potential;
    • instill a sense of ethics and personal responsibility;
    • practice tolerance and encourage diversity;
    • broaden students through a rigorous liberal education;
    • prepare students for leadership roles;
    • promote scholarship, research and continual professional growth.
  3. Rose-Hulman provides an opportunity to develop the skills required of the technical professional
    • emphasize a systematic, rigorous grounding in fundamentals;
    • teach critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
    • emphasize hands-on experience and real-world projects;
    • develop communication, team and networking skills;
    • provide cross-disciplinary experiences;
    • encourage entrepreneurial thinking;
    • inculcate the habits of professional practice;
    • help students obtain undergraduate work experience by assisting them in their efforts to acquire summer internships and co-ops;
    • assist students in their efforts to find professional employment or further educational opportunities upon graduation.
  4. Rose-Hulman seeks continuous improvement in all its programs
    • strive to enhance our role as an innovator in technical education;
    • integrate cutting edge technology with cutting edge pedagogy;
    • continue rigorous assessment efforts;
    • provide state-of-the-art facilities;
    • practice careful stewardship, reducing costs while increasing quality
  5. Rose-Hulman contributes to society and fosters citizenship and service in its members
    • develop an understanding of the impact of science and technology on society;
    • encourage students, alumni, faculty and staff to use their talents for the betterment of society;
    • emphasize contributing to the profession and to the body of knowledge;
    • play an active role in bettering the community;
    • participate in business and academic partnerships;
    • foster economic and social development --regional, national, and global.
  6. Rose-Hulman maintains a collegial, collaborative, supportive working environment
    • create a workplace where everyone feels included, fairly treated, and secure;
    • support academic freedom; solve problems positively and develop institute policy through consensual methods;
    • promote open communication;
    • treat everyone equally and with respect;
    • support and cooperate with one another;
    • encourage innovation and risk-taking;
    • expect everyone to contribute to the institute's success;
    • retain a sense of humor and remember to have fun.

[Adopted at the Institute Meeting 11/9/99; modified at the 12/7/99 Institute Meeting]

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