Catalog of Abilene Christian University, 2005-2006 Page: 10
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10 Mission, Traditions and Services
daily Chapel, student-led devotionals, prayer groups, membership in
local congregations and more.
The university's Admissions staff and faculty strive to attract
well-prepared students from various cultures, geographic locations,
economic levels and age groups because we believe students learn
best when they interact with interesting people who bring different
perspectives to their classroom and campus experiences. Through
research and campus work experiences and about 100 campus
organizations, students can explore their interests and enhance
their leadership skills preparing for meaningful lives and careers.
The Learning Covenant
At Abilene Christian University, we have higher expectations.
We believe that spiritual commitment demands the highest
standards of academic and personal excellence.
FACULTY AND STAFF
To enable students to benefit most from their ACU education,
faculty and staff must be willing to challenge and be challenged,
to achieve as individuals and as team members, to risk failure, to
assume responsibility for their decisions and their actions, and to
be sharpened and refined by other Christians.
As ACU faculty and staff members, we accept the challenge:
* to stretch the minds of students as we teach, lead and serve them
effectively as Christian scholars and professionals, calling students
and colleagues to a rigorous life of learning;
* to boldly integrate faith, learning and living and to serve with
honor and integrity as we help students connect their maturing
beliefs and their actions;
* to demonstrate intellectual, Christian and social leadership that
can be imitated as we support and participate in Chapel and
various campus, community and church activities;
* to create an environment where students, faculty and staff
respect each other and enjoy the blessings of diversity; and
* to develop a personal relationship with Christ, to love God with
all our heart, mind, soul and strength, and to love our students
To benefit most from an ACU education, students must be willing to
challenge and be challenged, to achieve as individuals and as team
members, to risk failure, to assume responsibility for their decisions
and their actions, and to be sharpened and refined by other Christians.
As an ACU student, I accept the challenge:
* to stretch my mind in and beyond the classroom by reading,
questioning, exploring and committing myself to a rigorous
life of learning;
* to take responsibility for my academic decisions and life direction
as I learn to make good personal choices with the support of
Christian mentors, advisors and friends;
* to actively participate in Chapel and various campus, community
and church activities that push me to grow intellectually,
spiritually and socially;
* to respect myself and others in my speech and actions, enjoying
the blessings of diversity; and
* to love and honor God and Christ, to study the Bible and
to seriously pursue opportunities to grow as a Christian
Ideally, graduates who have gone through the core curriculum and
spent four or more years on campus should:
1. Speak and write effectively in English as a result of clear
thinking and extensive reading, writing and observation;
2. Be proficient in planning, calculating, organizing ideas and
3. Engage in meaningful and productive careers and/or pursue
additional graduate or professional education;
4. Conduct their daily lives in a way that fosters mental and
physical health and well-being;
5. Possess a sensitivity to people, an appreciation of the arts and
sciences, a sense of history, an international perspective and
an understanding of the interrelatedness of things;
6. Function effectively as citizens, workers and educated members
of society, providing service and leadership in the activities of
home, occupation or profession, church, community, country
and the world; and
7. Base their lives on a carefully thought-out philosophy that
emphasizes Christian faith and commitment, personal integrity,
open-mindedness, respect and concern for all human beings,
and a desire to be responsible stewards of personal and
Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866
Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4501)
to award associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
Many programs have received additional accreditation from the
* Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
* American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
* The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and
Mass Communication (ACEJMC)
* Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
* Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and
Family Therapy Education
* Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
* National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
* Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
In addition, some ACU Programs hold approval by state and
* American Dietetic Association (ADA)
* American Chemical Society (ACS)
* Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
* National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Gaston Welborn, General Counsel
ACU Box 29125; Abilene, Texas 79699-9125
Hardin Administration Building, Room 111
ACC's new library, Margaret and Herman
Brown Library, officially opens Oct. 8 with
more than four times the space in its previous
home in Chambers Hall. Its holdings now
include more than one million items.
Abilene Christian College officially
becomes Abilene Christian University
at 3:01 p.m. Feb. 22 by unanimous
vote of the Board of Trustees after a
recommendation from a committee
chaired by Judge Jack Pope.
KACU-FM goes on the
air June 1 as an affiliate
of National Public Radio
35 years after the
beginning of KACC
Jan. 8, 1951.
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