A Life-changing Experience

Academics at Southwestern are engaging, rigorous, pertinent to life and grounded in a commitment to Christian witness.

Learning, Growing, Changing

The university experience is, first and foremost, an opportunity for students to learn to think, believe, and decide.

Quality Enhancement Plan

Goals

Acknowledging that education integrates philosophy and applications to create lifelong learners, Southwestern Adventist University adopts Research Skills and Writing Through Information Literacy as the subject of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The university will adopt the following goals for students:

 

1. Equip the student with the skills and conceptual knowledge to use technology for learning.

2. Develop the intellectual capabilities of research which enable the student to access, to synthesize, and to present information according to the methodology of a discipline.

3. Develop the skills and concepts of writing which enable the student to present information in structured, coherent, and clear prose.

4. Develop the intellectual tools of critical thinking which enable the student to evaluate and to analyze information.

5. Provide discipline-specific tasks to give the students opportunities to demonstrate the ability to create developed, organized, and clear thought through the resources of technology.

The university will adopt the following goals for faculty/infrastructure:

Through Information Literacy as the subject of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The university will adopt the following goals for students:

6. Equip the student with the skills and conceptual knowledge to use technology for learning.

7. Develop the intellectual capabilities of research which enable the student to access, to synthesize, and to present information according to the methodology of a discipline.

8. Develop the skills and concepts of writing which enable the student to present information in structured, coherent, and clear prose.

9. Develop the intellectual tools of critical thinking which enable the student to evaluate and to analyze information.

10. Provide discipline-specific tasks to give the students opportunities to demonstrate the ability to create developed, organized, and clear thought through the resources of technology.

The university will adopt the following goals for faculty/infrastructure:

1. Equip the faculty with the skills and conceptual knowledge to use technology for learning

2. Providing training for SWAU faculty in technological and conceptual uses (research, writing, and critical thinking) of information literacy in the learning process.

3. Providing adequate equipment and support services to enable the academic community to be capably involved in the learning process.