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Engaged Students

What are “engaged students?”

Students who learn to be engaged are learning the most basic skills they need to succeed in life. In today’s careers, workers need to be able to think flexibly and address problems hands-on—not just memorize facts and follow orders.
The Colleges of Distinction provide opportunities that encourage students to make the most of their education. You won’t find endless memorization, boring lecture halls, and constant standardized testing here.

Instead, students talk. Write. Think. Debate. Explore the world through study abroad. Test-drive careers with internships. Work on community service projects. Design their own research.


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In short, they have every opportunity to take an active part in their learning.