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the purpose, philosophy, and
programs of thaddeus stevens
The Purpose of Thaddeus Stevens College
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology seeks to fulfill its
mission and philosophy by providing the following:
* Technical programs that integrate theory and hands-on
training to prepare students for skilled employment or
transfer to other colleges.
* General
education
courses
that
integrate
communications, math, science, technology, humanities,
interpersonal skills, reasoning, and physical health.
* Pre-Major program and services to assist students in
meeting the requirements to enter and succeed in their
college-level coursework.
* Enriched curriculum opportunities through internships,
community projects, service-learning, and partnerships
with business and industry.
* A dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to
student success.
* Technology and information resources necessary for
students to achieve their educational and career goals.
* Opportunities that contribute to the educational, career,
social, cultural, recreational, and personal development
of each student.
* A campus environment that fosters self- development,
citizenship, and democratic ideals.
* Needs-based grants to qualified students.
The Philosophy of Thaddeus Stevens College
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is dedicated to the
principles of its benefactor, Thaddeus Stevens, who believed
in the dignity, civil rights, and value of each human being
regardless of race, sex, religion, or heritage. We believe in the
worth and potential of each student and the importance of
each in a democratic society.
The Core Values of Thaddeus Stevens College
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is committed to
structuring and maintaining its daily functions around the
following core values: Integrity, diversity, respect, teamwork,
learning and growth, and accountability.
Integrity: We value the commitment to high moral/ ethical
standards, honesty, and fairness in teaching and learning,
social engagements, and professional practices.

10 * Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Diversity: We value the recognition of the variety of unique
individuals within our world and the interdependence
upon each other, each other's culture, and the natural
environment. We value the differences and respect the
qualities and experiences that are different from our own.
Respect: We value the unbiased consideration, treatment,
and regard for the rights, values, beliefs, and property of all
other people.
Teamwork (Collaboration): We value working cooperatively
and collaboratively as part of a group in which there is a
shared mission and vision aligned toward a goal.
Learning and Growth (Life-Long Learning): We value the
relentless dedication to increasing the knowledge and
competencies of all individuals associated with the College.
We recognize that human resources are the College's only
sustainable competitive advantage.
Accountability: We value the
for actions and the results of
obligations, expectations, and
what is promised; and owning
mistakes.

taking of responsibility
those actions; honoring
requirements; delivering
up to shortcomings and

Institutional Learning Goals
The Thaddeus Stevens College community stimulates and
measures student achievement through internal and external
evidence-based metrics aligned to and with our institutional
learning goals: Mastery of content, effective communication,
mathematical reasoning, critical thinking, and leadership.
Mastery of Content: Students will exhibit career readiness
by demonstrating the critical knowledge and skills required
in professional and/or collegiate endeavors.
Effective communication: Students will read, write, speak,
and listen to achieve literal and/or inferential understanding.
Mathematical reasoning: Students will apply mathematical
methods and concepts to solve problems and make
informed decisions.
Critical Thinking: Students will build upon acquired
comprehension by employing higher order thinking skills
when questioning current situations, posing an alternative,
objectively resolving problems, and/ or applying prior
knowledge and processes to new situations.



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