University strategic plans sometimes become dusty documents, soon forgotten in the rush of daily business and the crush of competing priorities. At Elon, we've found just the opposite for our plan, the Elon Commitment.
Faculty, staff and students have enthusiastically embraced Elon's goal of being the nation's preeminent community for engaged learning. Through this annual report, I'm proud to share some of their success stories from the 2011-12 academic year.
Just a few examples: Elon faculty analyzed the impact of computer trading in a global economy, studied 500-year-old Spanish texts to understand the concept of national identity, documented the experiences of lung cancer survivors and created a data resource on the use of free and open-source software.
Our community also celebrated many historic milestones, including the following:
At the core of a great Elon University experience are faculty who are committed to excellent teaching, active scholarship and mentoring students as they prepare for their lives as engaged global citizens. We are proud to share this multimedia report, which illustrates the strength of those values.
Leo M. Lambert