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Impacting the world for good

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Build a Better World

Progress doesn’t just happen; we must imagine a better world and go out and build it. One of the greatest gifts Champlain College gives our students is to help develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and Vermont is the ideal place to do that.

Leading the Way

Champlain College has one of the best cybersecurity and digital forensics programs in the country. This effort provides a blueprint for supporting more female-identifying students and other underrepresented groups in STEAM fields.

Not by Luck or Privilege

A college education creates opportunity for Champlain students and each generation that follows. We graduate students who are ready for work, for life, to make a difference—not by luck or privilege, but by design.

Students come to Champlain College to build a better future. Our students graduate Ready. Ready for work. Ready for life. Ready to make a difference.
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Alex Hernandez, President, Champlain College

Constructive Conversation

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More Human in a Digital World

As technology becomes more and more important, it’s the “human skills” that will define our students. These human skills include our ability to empathize, listen, influence, form relationships, make connections across disciplines, work across lines of difference, live our values, and inspire others.

Communication Leadership

We strive to create a community that embraces differences, recognizing that through thoughtful engagement, we learn from one another. As an institution of higher education, our role is to teach students how to investigate issues, have civil conversations, to listen, and if needed, to respectfully disagree.

Skeptical in All the Right Ways

The world is a complex place, which is why our Core Curriculum connects a variety of subjects to encourage reasoning, critical thinking and curiosity. Through project-based research, our students actively practice how to explore various aspects of any issue, learning how to recognize influences beyond the obvious.

In my early days as a junior professor, I loved to shake things up in classroom teaching, and I’m drawn to that same commitment to disruption at Champlain.
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Monique Taylor, Provost, Champlain College

Strategic Plan Priorities

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Relentlessly Pursue & Provide a World-Class Education

Champlain College provides an unrivaled, career-forward education. Champlain students join a lifelong learning community who share their aspirations. Expert faculty and staff deliver to our students a best-in-class curriculum, transformative experiences, and local to global partnerships that forge professional skills, shape interpersonal competencies, positively impact communities, and promote personal success.

Foster a Welcoming, Supportive & Just Community

Champlain College fosters a welcoming environment for our community of students, faculty, and staff. We proactively build bridges to create a culture of diversity, equity, integrity, and mutual respect for all, taking care to include historically marginalized groups. We work cooperatively to create an increasingly inclusive culture.

Cultivate Engaged & Thriving Students

Champlain College is a dynamic, accessible, and supportive learning environment informed by the complexities of individual student biographies. Students embark on a journey of exploration to discover their passions and career opportunities. Meaningful relationships and endeavors prepare students for a lifetime of learning and fulfillment.

Champion Employee Excellence

Champlain College attracts, retains, and nurtures forward-thinking educators and professionals by creating a culture where expertise and curiosity are celebrated, and where employees challenge, expand, and push the boundaries of their fields. They pursue their academic and professional passions, work collaboratively, and inspire our students.

Prioritize Career Success

Champlain College will create career success by building the finest student Career Center in the nation. The Center will attain outstanding results in job placement of graduates, identify and support professionally focused experiential learning, teach skills relevant to career success, develop a robust alumni job network, and research emerging career fields to inform new program development. Champlain will continue to serve as an engine for the Vermont economy.

Achieve & Maintain Robust Financial Heal

Champlain College achieves financial results that fuel innovation, growth, and agility by attaining strategic enrollment and fundraising goals. Our capacity to innovate grows through new revenue-generating endeavors. Activities that contribute to strategic goals are prioritized for financial resources.

Our partnership highlights a shared mission between Champlain and Hula to create economic and entrepreneurial opportunities in Vermont.
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Russ Scully, Founder of HULA

College Competencies

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Self-Guided Learning

We established a list of College Competencies as the foundation of the educational experience at Champlain College, regardless of the student’s major. The goal is to help our students develop into ethical, self-guided learners.

Life-Long Learning

Life is a process of continuous development—learning in its broadest sense never ends. Developing these skill areas helps Champlain graduates continue to grow and develop after college by giving them the tools to take charge of their own learning.

Practice Makes perfect

These skills are best developed through consistent practice, application, and instruction, which is why courses are designed with these competencies in mind, incorporating instructional and developmental activities in these areas wherever possible.

I like to think of our College Competencies as the promise that Champlain makes to incoming students. When you come here, we’re going to help you develop skills like communication, collaboration, inquiry, creativity, information literacy, quantitative literacy, diversity, equity inclusion, global and culture understandings—regardless of what you’re majoring in.
Craig Pepin
Craig Pepin, David F. Finney Chair for the Future of Professional Education

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