Academic Affairs: Areas of Distinction


Although the classical orders of architecture represent a Western aesthetic tradition, at their basis is a more fundamental purpose. Minus the decoration, they are structural elements. Likewise, the academic organization of the institution must rely on a sound fundamental structure that reflects the needs of the students and the mission of our University.  This set of pages is meant as a stimulus for thinking about how our curriculum addresses five themes: Health, Wellness, and Well-Being; Social Justice, Human Rights & Security; Environment and Climate Awareness; Performing Arts, Aesthetics, and Performance; and Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Economic Impact. How can we showcase Monmouth as a destination on these themes? Do existing courses natively gravitate towards these categories? 

"A university is...engaged in caring for and attending to this inheritance of enterprises of understanding. It will be concerned, not merely to keep this intellectual inheritance intact, but to be continuously recovering what has been lost, restoring what has been neglected, collecting together what has been dissipated, repairing what has been corrupted, reconsidering, reshaping and reorganizing these advantages of human understanding."

Michael J. Oakeshott. "The Definition of a University." The Journal of Educational Thought. December, 1967, 1(3). 129-142.