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Agnes Advantage

Design and implement “Agnes Advantage,” an integrated sequence of curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities that will provide a structure for intellectual, ethical and civic development and engage students in their local and global communities. It will help Agnes Scott students

Engage: Stimulate active learning and critical and analytical thinking

Express: Develop expertise in writing, speaking and visual communication

Connect: Promote vibrant campus learning communities both inside and outside the classroom

Explore: Link the liberal arts curriculum with opportunities to learn, serve and investigate career options in Atlanta and the wider world

Integrate: Encourage research and reflection to synthesize intellectual, ethical, personal and professional development

Beginning with the class of 2014, all undergraduates will be expected to participate in:

  • ASC 101, including a first-year retreat and introduction to e-portfolio
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Sophomore Retreat focused on drafting an Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Career and life planning workshops and mentorship experiences
  • Experiential learning, including internships and service-learning courses
  • Study abroad
  • Capstone courses or mentored research projects

Students will also be encouraged to:

  • Enhance their academic skills by using the resources of the Center for Writing and Speaking and the Resource Center for Mathematics and Science
  • Present or publish their work at the Spring Annual Research Conference or other venues
  • Complete a four-year e-portfolio that documents, organizes and creatively presents evidence of their intellectual and personal development, academic achievements and leadership activities
Brenda Hoke
Brenda A. Hoke
Associate Professor and Chair, Sociology and Anthropology

I always ask myself, 'How can we help every student have the ultimate experience while here?'


Strategic plan illustrations by Ken Orvidas.


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