Dickinson students take control of their academic journeys. They are active, engaged, smart, and bold. Dickinson College teaches its students how to positively enact change through thoughtful analysis and decision making.
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Dickinson embraces service learning as a valuable experience and an integral part of education. Service learning allows faculty to connect their classes to the community by pushing students to apply academic theory to real world issues. Dickinson is committed to graduating students that are thoughtful and impactful citizens. Service learning goes hand in hand with this mission, giving students the chance to connect their studies to society.
Dickinson offers undergraduate students the option to conduct research. This opportunity is open to all individuals, except first year students. Interested undergraduates can either pursue their research independently or seek the supervision of a faculty member or department. In all cases, research must be an original work that further investigates a specific area of study. All projects must be presented to an advising faculty.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 6%
White, non-Hispanic: 63%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 1%
GLOBAL STUDIES AND ENGAGEMENT
Dickinson supports several global studies programs and research centers. Most of the programs are located in provincial towns, enhancing opportunities for both students and faculty. In smaller cities, participants have better access to local government leaders, community members, and internship opportunities. In several cases, faculty are directly involved with abroad experiences. Some even teach. Dickinson is directly involved with its global studies programs so as to ensure that the College’s missions and values are upheld no matter where students go.
STUDENT-FACULTY COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH
While there is an opportunity to conduct independent research, Dickinson also offers student-faculty collaborative research. In this relationship, a student and faculty member(s) work together on the same project. Students are considered an equal partner of the research, and the collaborative effort involves varying degrees of supervision.
LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES
Dickinson’s learning communities are part of the first-year seminar. Students are separated into clusters and housed together. The goals of a learning community are to enhance student and faculty interactions, increase comprehension of course material, and form a bond among peers.
INTERNSHIP NOTATION PROGRAM
The Internship Notation Program (INP) is Dickinson’s way of identifying and tracking internship experiences. Students involved in the program complete a series of tasks including actual internship experience, reflective assignments, and online submissions. Several of Dickinson’s programs require students to complete an internship through INP. There are many benefits to the program: internships are recognized by the college, students gain hands-on experience, and the work is considered valuable to employers.
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