Foundation of Excellence Dimensions
The John N. Gardner Institute’s Foundational Dimensions® provide a paradigm for institutional self-evaluation in order to improve students’ first year at Austin Peay. According to the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, four heuristics inform the Dimensions:
- The academic mission surpasses all other institutional missions.
- The first academic year provides the basis on which the academic mission is built.
- Systematic evidence support the Dimensions.
- The Dimensions work in collaboration to provide a framework for improving the undergraduate experience.