Countdown to fall part three
I hope you are as eager to resume your educational journey as we are eager for your return to campus. To our fully online students or students choosing to continue learning remotely, we are ready to assist you to accomplish your educational goals, too. In this third countdown post, our faculty and staff tackle the big question on all of your minds.
Why should I return to face-to-face classroom teaching this fall?
- “College is about learning and growing, and a huge part of that is interacting with others, sharing ideas, and making friendships – sometimes life-long! The Bible encourages us to let the world see the love that Christians have for each other. When our Multnomah community operates with love, and not fear, we have an impact on those around us. Don’t miss out!”
- “The best and most holistic learning takes place in real community. There is no substitute for in-person, mask-to-mask conversations!”
- “Students should return to face-to-face education because we were built for community. We can have community virtually, but there is a depth to in-person learning and observing! Studying with peers, eating together, and doing life together in-person creates a rich educational experience.”
- “Just because this term won’t look exactly like prior terms, doesn’t mean it’s not worth it to glean the benefits of being on campus and in community with others. That built-in proximity is ripe with opportunity for meaningful interaction. Your circles of interaction may be smaller, but that means you get to go deeper with those around you.”
- “Learning at Multnomah is so much more than gaining information. Learning requires the engagement of ideas within a community where you can develop your base of knowledge and beliefs as well as appreciate the presuppositions that lead us all to different conclusions in our quest for understanding. Here at MU, we have worked to make this face-to-face education possible for you in a safe and flexible environment where we can do what we do best — the integration of faith and learning in community.”
- “While Multnomah has diligently prepared our adaptive curricular education model, we also hold fast our enduring conviction that transformation of character and the imparting of godly wisdom occurs most effectively through a combination of on-campus classes and co-curricular engagement opportunities. In-person class learning, creating new friendships, making lasting memories, attending diverse social events, enduring late-night study small groups, hitting up coffee and pizza runs — all these elements make up the incomparable Multnomah University experience which awaits on-campus students.”
- “Multnomah University prizes life-on-life education and mentoring. Our holistic approach to education entails more than information acquisition – it calls for transformation. We believe that on-site education with appropriate physical distancing can enhance personal, emotional, and social well-being in service to a transformative educational experience. From science labs to the living lab of Portland with all its energy and vibrancy, we believe the life-on-life mentoring in all our programs will increase our students’ resilience in preparation for effective leadership under Christ’s Lordship in a tumultuous age.”
How can I top those answers?
See you soon,
G. Craig Williford, Ph.D.
President, Multnomah University
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