WELCOME TO THE IU SOUTHEAST COMMON EXPERIENCE
An annual program designed to cultivate a common intellectual conversation across campus, to strengthen the sense of community at Southeast and in the region, to encourage open discussion, civil discourse, and critical thinking, and to enhance the reputation of Southeast as a regional center of learning excellence.
Education in America: Relevance and Empowerment
The theme of this year’s Common Experience is all about education: the power of education, the opportunity for education, and even the controversies of education--expense, accessibility, and relevance, just to mention a few. Additionally, we will examine how a number of factors like social, political, and economic forces influence and are influenced by education.
It is not surprising that IU Southeast, a community of educators and students, places a strong value on education and the power associated with education. Our mission is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that promote student learning, prepare students for productive citizenship in a diverse society, and contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of the region.
We hope our students see education as an enormous opportunity, a purposeful step on their personal and professional journey, but ultimately, why do students choose higher education?
These are but a few important questions we as a campus community will ponder.
Engaging everyone in a discussion of salient topics in education is the goal of this year’s Common Experience. Join in the conversation!