School of Science & Technology Overview
The mission of the School of Science and Technology (SST) is to build and sustain high quality and broad-based teaching and research programs in science, communication and technology; to prepare graduates by equipping them with knowledge, skills, and attitudes relevant for professional success in science, communications, and technology related careers; and to provide exemplary service to the community. Further, the SST is committed to promoting the generation, dissemination and application of knowledge of science, communication and technology in order to create a better world.
This mission is achieved through selected high quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs which result in the following outcomes:
To be a premier institution of academic excellence with a global perspective.
Higher order thinking
The ability to collect, analyze and evaluate information and formulate conclusions. Students develop and demonstrate the ability to think critically, analytically and creatively.
Competence in oral, written, quantitative, and technological skills. Students develop and demonstrate competency in oral and written communication as well as demonstrate scientific, quantitative and technological literacy.
Global understanding and multicultural perspective
Awareness, knowledge and appreciation of both the diversity and commonality of cultures. Students acquire these perspectives through formal study of languages, history, literature and the arts and through working, studying and living cooperatively in a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse environment. Further, students acquire an understanding of economic, historical, political, geographic and environmental relationships on a global basis.
Preparedness for career
Mastery of a field of knowledge and its multi-cultural and multinational application. Such mastery is accomplished through both formal study and various experiential forms of learning such as internships and field experiences.
Leadership and ethics
As par t of their growth and development, students formulate and articulate the ethical standards and develop the leadership skills which will guide their professional and personal lives. This is accomplished through formal courses in discipline areas and active engagement of students in leadership roles both inside and outside the classroom.
Community service and development
A sense of being part of a community and a desire to be of service to it. Students are given opportunities to participate in community service, citizenship, or social action projects or activities.
This mission is carried out in an environment which encourages intellectual and scholarly development; fosters openness to a wide range of ideas, cultures, and people; and enhances personal growth.