Eastern University Student Learning Goals

Eastern University is dedicated to the following student learning goals as established in the institution’s foundational commitments:

To excellence in scholarship and teaching:

  • Students develop intellectual curiosity, passion, and agility, valuing the life of the mind and life-long learning;
  • Students develop their critical thinking, reflection, analysis and communication skills;
  • Students develop knowledge and competencies in the arts, sciences and professions.

To the whole gospel for the whole world through whole persons:

  • Students develop and expand their Christian worldview, grounded in the Scriptures;
  • Students discern the ethical consequences of decisions and actions.

To justice, reconciliation, and transformation:

  • Students are motivated to assume responsibility for justice and to show a transformative influence—especially regarding social, political and economic justice.

To responsible leadership and stewardship:

  • Students are prepared to live in an interdependent world, aware of societal and global problems and committed to engage in solving them.

To Christian community:

  • Students increase in self-awareness and in their sensitivity towards others and others’ needs and situations.
  • Students contribute to fostering an environment where diversity is appreciated and reconciliation is practiced.