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1 CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE CANTON, MISSOURI

2 Culver-Stockton College Small – 850 students Rural – Canton has a population of 2,500 Liberal Arts with a mix of professional programs Co-educational Church affiliated Private College Business programs are available in the classroom and online

3 Change Factors Small private liberal arts colleges must reposition themselves Educational marketplace is changing Stakeholder (students and employers) expectations have changed

4 Change in Mission Statement Previous mission statement: Culver-Stockton College is a four-year residential, coeducational community in affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) committed to educational excellence, personal development and integration of liberal arts with professional preparation

5 New Mission Statement The mission of Culver-Stockton College is to provide students of promise a superb education within an active learning community founded upon integrity and the best values of faith and the human spirit.

6 Change in mission statements Previous statement described the college and its commitment New statement focuses on responsibility of the college toward the student

7 New Mission Redirected the purpose of the college Empowered the faculty Thoughts and ideas outside the box New curriculum in every program Administration and Board of Trustees support

8 Changes Every major changed its curriculum Delivery system changed

9 CSC New curriculum has a name EXPerience EXPlore EXPect

10 New delivery system Two 15 week semesters in two sessions 12 week session for credit hours 3 week session for 3-4 credit hours

11 New Sessions 12 week sessions are more traditional classes Breadth versus depth Case studies Discussion

12 New Sessions 3 week sessions Flexible schedules (39 hours required) Longer class periods Experiential classes Travel opportunities Guest speakers / longer Q and A sessions Internships

13 More changes Foreign language opportunities encouraged Using Rosetta Stone Two languages in the classroom Others in the lab / self paced Allows a small college to offer a myriad of languages

14 Change in Common Experience Multi -disciplinary seminar now required Must be junior or senior to take class Capstone of Common Experience (general education) Develop critical thinking skills and advanced writing skills

15 Professional Internship Experiential Now required in Business Division Can be done in any session Internships work well in 3 week session

16 Capstone Each major is now required to have a capstone Expected to be experiential in nature Business Strategy class

17 BLE: Business Leadership Exchange Successful business leaders Share experiences Interact with students 3 week sessions allow for more time together

18 Online Program Connected Campus Online degree completion Adult students of promise Articulation agreement with two community colleges Upper class teaching assistant

19 Academic and Cultural Events Part of the college curriculum for many years Recently revised Now includes BLE Reflects wider definition of cultural events

20 Freshman Year Experience Writing intensive and student success course Taught across the curriculum Common summer reading Individual topic for each class Common activities New Director of FYE coordinates program

21 Examples Travel abroad program Business Division – China and Capitals of Europe Corporate Experience Global Business Business Ethics

22 New friends: Ethics class in Mexico


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