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University of the Cumberlands

Our Strategic Vision

  • To become a premier liberal arts university
  • To prepare students for lives of responsible service and leadership
  • To strengthen our General Education curriculum

 Our Purpose

  • To focus the General Education curriculum as the First Major in the Liberal Arts
  • To strengthen metacognitive and self-reflective thinking in General Education capstone courses

 Our Plan

  • To create Integrated Studies courses that nurture metacognitive abilities enabling students to discover, engage, analyze, and evaluate problems purposefully and ethically

 Student Goals

  • Discovering – Students will discover the intellectual inquiry skills to identify an issue, problem, or challenge.
  • Engaging – Students will engage audience-centered strategies to respond to various points of view on an issue, problem, or challenge.
  • Analyzing – Students will analyze the integration of external content with internal self-reflection on an issue, problem, or challenge.
  • Evaluating – Students will evaluate the quality of their own and other responses to an issue, problem, or challenge.

 Faculty Goals

  • Discovering – Faculty will discover methods for strengthening their students’ intellectual inquiry skills in response to an issue, problem, or challenge.
  • Engaging – Faculty will engage in strengthening audience-centered strategies in their students’ response to an issue, problem, or challenge.
  • Analyzing – Faculty will analyze their students’ integration of external content with internal self-reflection on an issue, problem, or challenge.
  • Evaluating – Faculty will evaluate their students’ methods for assessing the quality of their own and others’ responses to an issue, problem, or challenge.

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Baptist Regional Medical Center

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MACS Program

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– Elizabeth Stack

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– Jennifer Kincaid
Assistant Principal
MAED Program Student

"Being part of the new era of technology allows UC to be a great learning institution as well as versatile."

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PA Program Student

"The online program at UC has allowed me to further my education while maintaining my personal commitments."

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– Carl Roberts
MAT Program

"The MBA program has given me an opportunity to further my education while working a full-time job."

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Assistant Manager
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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– April Templeton
MBA graduate

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– Suzanne Benninger
PA Program Student

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– Amanda Farris
Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries

"I enjoyed the quality of the materials and the instructors. The knowledge I gained will help me in my business."

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– Eric Greer
Founder & President

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– Kevin Caddell
PA Program Student

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– Brooklyn Hooker
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

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– Mark Steely
Coordinator of Radiology and Radiation Safety Officer
Baptist Regional Medical Center

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– Nathan Smith
Elementary School Teacher

"UC provided me with the tools and professional network of individuals to lead our school district in South Carolina."

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– David O’Shields
Laurens County School District

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