MGA Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) is an opportunity to see MGA Core Values of Stewardship, Engagement, Adaptability, and Learning in action while promoting student success and preparing students for a world beyond the classroom. The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) describes Liberal Education as “an approach to learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change.
As we welcomed hundreds of visitors to our Cochran, Macon and Eastman campuses on Saturday for the hugely successfully Open House, I noticed the banners behind the podium proudly showcasing our University’s four Core Values, including the first, “Stewardship”.
That was a major theme for us last week, especially during the Board of Regents meeting which confirmed the FY19 Budget for Middle Georgia State University, alongside the allocations for our sister institutions in the USG.
The picture of Spring Break perpetuated by pop culture is one of partying on the beach. Yet, what we are increasingly witnessing at Middle Georgia State University each year is something quite different. While many of us take a deserved moment to recharge and relax—on or off the beach—during the break from classes, many of our students and faculty also take the opportunity to engage beyond the classroom.
This year, our students and faculty interacted with communities and colleagues both at home and abroad. Residence Life once again offered Alternative Spring Break, this year taking a group of students to Texas, where they volunteered with the largest food bank in the nation, the Houston Food Bank.
We have a great story to tell. Your experiences, the scholarly works you generate, the contributions you make to economic development, each of those becomes part of our story. Read more about how these engagements impact our MGA community.