The mission of the College of Applied Sciences and Technology is to enhance the quality and, when appropriate, the quantity of the educational and creative opportunities available through the departments of the college to students, faculty, and the broader community. This mission is carried out through teaching, research and creative activity, and public service.
Teaching, the primary emphasis of the college, is designed both to prepare students for professions and to maximize students' cultural, intellectual, and fitness/wellness potential. The departments form a well-integrated teaching-learning community that emphasizes learning by doing, as well as learning through stimulating classroom/laboratory experiences and international exchange programs. Research and creative activity are encouraged and seen as inseparable from effective teaching.
The college has a long history of serving a diverse cross-section of the public through wellness and nutrition programs, vocational and technological programs, the Adult Fitness Program, and the Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology. In order to assist students in pursuing their maximum potential, the college supports current and future University Core Curriculum programs.
The College of Applied Sciences and Technology will:
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