Our Campus is committed to extensive brainstorming, invention, and experimentation to design innovative programs that position FLC at the forefront of higher education. We take pride in inspiring our students through active learning experiences, be it collecting specimens in the surrounding mountains, showcasing exhibitions in our galleries, conducting experiments in our laboratories, or teaching in local elementary school classrooms.
Our FLC Strategic Plan emphasizes “knowledge in action” as our signature approach to learning, explaining that we develop students’ abilities to deeply engage with the most critical scientific and social issues of the future.
FLC’s Academic Circle puts the knowledge you cultivate in the classroom into action through the power of place and a community of mentors that supports your career and life goals.
A listening ear or a timely word will come in handy on your journey to graduation. We’re proud to provide our dedicated team of faculty, advisors, coaches, and mentors to help guide you toward your goals. You’ll not only find solidarity with peer educators but also have the opportunity to tutor others as you grow in your expertise and confidence.
Cultivate your skills through real-world research alongside faculty who know your name. Collect hands-on experiences through field studies, artistic creation, and service projects. Learn how to think critically so you can ask better questions and find solutions to the challenges you care about the most. Add soul to your goals and get a grip on the tools you’ll need to change the world.
Take your studies beyond the books to where life happens for real. Dig in the natural laboratories around the Four Corners. Get involved in community organizations that are confronting the greatest challenges of our time. Whatever your academic focus, opportunities to go deeper await in Southwest Colorado’s classroom of the great outdoors.
You’ve got dreams, and we’ve got the connections you need to achieve them. From internships with locally and globally recognized organizations to mentored paths to graduate school, you'll find that our accessible resources, like career services, can keep you on track. Take advantage, and you’ll graduate with the nimbleness you need to navigate whatever path unfolds next.
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Student Engagement and Academic Affairs are focused on creating a Community of Care that serves, supports, and protects our students. We come together to keep each other safe, and our true strength is our deep sense of interrelatedness and care for each other. The phrase “Community of Care” captures our commitment to each other—and we continue to develop that commitment today.
We have developed an integrated, cross-campus approach to providing care for our students—no matter what needs our students have, they can find the care and support they deserve. Students can access a full range of services, explained in our new guidebook:
Our sources of care include:
Our entire FLC community welcomes all students as they ask for any form of support—there is “no wrong door” to asking for help. Students are encouraged to seek support from any FLC employee and will be directed to the needed services. This idea is captured in our SQUAWK (Skyhawk Question and Answer Week), held the second week of each semester, and our WellPAC Fresh Check Day held each fall.
Our Community of Care promotes student success through community-level solutions, such as fostering social connections, providing appropriate academic support systems, and ensuring employees and students understand how to access campus resources. We are proud to be a community that puts the care of each other first in all we do.
We want every student's educational experience to be engaging, meaningful, challenging—and fun! We implement nationally recognized strategies for increasing students' success in our courses, including high-impact practices and active learning. These strategies improve grades and increase retention, especially for students from underrepresented groups.
Our students "learn outside the lines"! We are innovating to create FLC-unique forms of learning, with some of that work captured on our Academic Affairs Knowledge in Action webpages. We are creating new opportunities for our students to live a high-impact education. Faculty share their latest initiatives in these handouts, encouraging students to define and enact a meaningful education.
Fort Lewis College and the University of Colorado College of Nursing at Anschutz Medical Campus have partnered to launch a four-year undergraduate degree in nursing.The state’s flagship medical institute of higher education comes to FLC’s rural and Indigenous-serving campus in Southwest Colorado to create the CU Nursing Fort Lewis College Collaborative.
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Our faculty are pedagogy experts, bringing the newest forms of student-centered learning to FLC, including:
Student success is at the heart of our work. As the first pillar in our FLC Strategic Plan, we emphasize Students at the Center, focusing on inclusive and equitable student support.
Academic Affairs is creating a new model of student success that focuses on creating a culture of possibility. Academic innovation can encourage transformative aspirations; we are building an academic safety net and inspiration framework. Our comprehensive plan has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission, our accrediting body.
Proud to be the most diverse public liberal arts college in the country, FLC’s unique student body demands a unique vision of inclusive excellence. Our vision emphasizes:
FLC is building a campus-wide infrastructure for student support discovering new strategies for student success. Our key implementation strategies are:
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We are committed to creating a healthy, inclusive, and safe environment for our community members. If you have a concern, use our Campus Concern Reporting form.