Academic & Educational Leadership

By virtue of its distinctive mission as a Quaker institution and its exceptional academic strength, and notwithstanding its modest size, Haverford has much to contribute to current debates about higher education, and especially about the value and purposes of a liberal education. In the midst of a period of dramatic change and uncertainly across higher education, Haverford’s faculty, administrative leaders, and Board can help to inform the public and shape the direction of colleges and universities in the coming decade. Indeed, with confidence in our mission to provide students with a rigorous and student-­centered academic experience, combined with a strong ethical foundation, we believe that there is a special opportunity to share best practices and reflect carefully on the enduring purposes of undergraduate education within a society undergoing rapid socio-­economic, technological, and cultural transformations.