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Academic Excellence & Distinction

We’re committed to advancing academic programs, student-faculty research and experiential learning that will inspire students to choose Whitman and prepare them for great futures.

Academic Excellence

A Whitman education has long been distinguished by its academic rigor, collaborative community, and opportunities for all students to work closely with faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and creative practice. At Whitman, students learn broadly and deeply both inside the classroom and beyond it.

Curricular innovation in the form of new and reinvigorated programs at Whitman College draws students who want to be prepared for whatever the next decades bring to our world. —Michelle Janning, Raymond and Elsie DeBurgh Chair of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology

The Opportunity

With the increasing cost of college, it’s more important than ever that we demonstrate the value of a liberal arts education and show how our graduates can meet the world’s complex challenges. Together we can:

  • Provide funding to support faculty and curricular innovation.
  • Broaden experiential and community-based learning opportunities.
  • Expand support for student-faculty collaborative research.
  • Optimize classroom spaces for collaborative teaching and learning.
Published on Oct 12, 2023
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