Integrating shared values and diverse experiences at Bates
By Jay Collier, January 2008
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” — Henry Miller
The Bates approach to residential liberal arts education is defined by whole-person engagement in a welcoming and diverse community; cross-boundary relationship- and knowledge-making; and enduring cycles of learning and discovery.
This approach is built on a legacy of shared principles which organizes the College’s many distinctive programs into a greater context. Just as the College has built its physical environment to support those principles, so, too, could an online environment benefit the campus community, partners and friends around the world.
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