Preparing Students for Success

We will provide immersive, collaborative learning experiences around pressing, complex challenges that engage students, faculty, and professional staff alike to develop habits of mind, professional competencies, and the traits of an adaptive, lifelong learner. We will prepare students to make informed choices, establish meaningful goals, and develop a sense of self in their personal and professional lives by bringing together career-focused knowledge and skills with preparation in liberal education that will be demanded of our graduates in their careers and communities. Student growth will include the capability for self-reflection along with the ability and drive to engage in ongoing self-directed learning. The UNE experience will support students in this learning continuum through the close coordination of exceptional academic and co-curricular experiences. Upon graduation, students will have developed a robust portfolio that demonstrates professional competencies in both content expertise as well as refined skills and attitudes.

  • Advance a culture of learning for students, faculty, and professional staff across all UNE colleges and programs focused on the development of adaptive learners in their programmatic/professional competencies and habits of mind. 
  • Advance UNE’s distinctive interprofessional culture of learning through integrated collaborative practices and methods across colleges, schools, departments, programs, and clinical settings. 
  • Provide high-quality, engaging experiential learning opportunities around both discipline-specific and cross-disciplinary, complex challenges that foster the development of habits of mind, professional competencies, and the traits of an adaptive learner. 
  • Advance the integration of simulations, virtual technologies, artificial intelligence, and related technologies to enhance innovative and dynamic classroom and experiential learning opportunities and collaborations both within and across disciplines.
  • Promote a robust marketplace of ideas both within and outside the classroom, in which students are encouraged to explore diverse perspectives on important, timely topics in the context of constructive, civil discourse.
A student using a V R controller while wearing the headset
A group of health students from C O M, nursing, and pharmacy discuss treatment for a patient simulator in the Sim Lab
A student holds a microphone while they ask a question at a U N E lecture event