We are primarily a teaching institution, and each of us at UWSP contributes to educating and supporting our students. To remain relevant and rigorous, we contemplate what we teach and how we teach it. We create opportunities beyond traditional classrooms for developing and applying learning, such as labs, studios, service learning and study abroad.
Faculty members are teacher-scholars. Their research, scholarly and creative activities increase understanding and appreciation of the world, and help individuals and communities thrive. Their activities enrich the quality of education for students, and provide hands-on learning experiences. We are supportive of undergraduate research, scholarly and creative activity, and opportunities that distinguish the UW-Stevens Point experience.
We apply the following core principles to guide our work in teaching and learning engagement:
- A student-centered learning community supported by substantive interactions among students, faculty, advisers, peer educators/mentors and staff;
- Practices promoting deep, profound learning in and out of the classroom, studio, library and lab;
- The synergistic relationship between teaching, learning and scholarship;
- Recruitment and retention of high-quality professionals through recognition, reward and ongoing professional development;
- Recruitment and retention of a diverse student body.