Institutional and Educational Goals

The founders of Harvey Mudd envisioned the College as a “liberal arts college of engineering and science.” Harvey Mudd’s educational goals are based on the tradition of liberal learning which encourages the growth of broadly educated citizens, and promotes reflection, self-understanding, and a sense of self-worth in all students.

Student Learning Outcomes: The Core Curriculum

The Horizontally Integrated Core curriculum program identified student learning outcomes in the pre-2009 Core.

The new Core curriculum is being developed, and full implementation is anticipated for Fall 2010. An outline of refined student learning goals are included in the Strategic Vision Curriculum Committee’s report (PDF), presented to the faculty in February 2008.

Detailed student learning outcomes specific to the new Writing course that will be piloted in Fall 2009, are included in the Writing Subcommittee report (PDF) presented to the faculty in February 2009.

Educational Goals for Harvey Mudd College

The Strategic Vision Curriculum Committee identified educational priorities for the College which, in conjunction with the ratification of the new Core curriculum, were approved by the Harvey Mudd faculty in October 2008:

  1. Exercise technical expertise developed through rigorous foundational work and an emphasis on problem solving in learning communities
  2. Appreciate and employ different kinds of knowledge and expressive sophistication as the basis for critical analysis and synthesis and self-examination
  3. Serve society by addressing the complex problems of the world, creatively, passionately and humanely
  4. Flourish in a multi-cultural community and global environment
  5. Lead examined and meaningful lives

Institutional Goals for Harvey Mudd College

As stated in Harvey Mudd 2020: Envisioning the Future, Harvey Mudd College has identified six strategic goals for the institution:

  1. Innovation, leadership and impact, especially in engineering, science and mathematics
  2. Focus on experiential and interdisciplinary learning
  3. Unsurpassed excellence and diversity at all levels
  4. Nurturing and developing the whole person
  5. Global engagement and informed contributions to society
  6. Improvement of infrastructure and resources to support Harvey Mudd’s commitment to excellence and building community