Raising Expectations

Above & Beyond aims to raise expectations for student engagement and academic achievement by setting clear goals in the areas of academic rigor and learning outcomes. At the same time, the plan recognizes that engagement doesn't end in the classroom.

Above & Beyond calls for programs that connect faculty and students in formal co-curricular programs as well as in less formal settings where faculty and students can congregate and interact in spaces across campus.

In addition, experiential learning opportunities, such as community-based learning courses, will be expanded in a way that increases student engagement beyond Stonehill's campus. And Above & Beyondraises expectations for student wellness as Stonehill seeks to build a more healthy campus culture, in concert with the College's mission to educate the whole person.

Among other initiatives, Stonehill will:

  • Focus on student learning outcomes by setting, and measuring progress toward, clear goals for academic rigor and achievement in all academic programs.
  • Expand experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad, internships, community-based learning, undergraduate research and creative performance.
  • Create targeted initiatives to increase faculty engagement with students outside of the classroom and expand programs that extend learning to residential and co-curricular settings.
  • Cultivate a healthy campus culture by enhancing and augmenting existing programs and facilities that focus on student wellness.