Criterion Four Core Components
Criterion Four: Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge
The organization promotes a life of learning for its faculty, administration, staff, and students by fostering and supporting inquiry, creativity, practice, and social responsibility in ways consistent with its mission.
4a. The organization demonstrates, through the actions of its board, administrators, students, faculty,
and staff, that it values a life of learning.
4b. The organization demonstrates that acquisition of a breadth of knowledge and skills and the exercise
of intellectual inquiry are integral to its educational programs.
4c. The organization assesses the usefulness of its curricula to students who will live and
work in a global, diverse, and technological society.
4d. The organization provides support to ensure that faculty, students, and staff acquire,
discover, and apply knowledge responsibly.