Office of the Dean of Students

Engaged Learner

I am an engaged learner in constant search of knowledge.

"Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life."

-- Henry L. Doherty

In order to achieve academic success as a UNCW student, it is important to take ownership of one's education. Doing so means more than simply attending class; it means taking notes, asking questions, actively engaging oneself in conversations and realizing that not all of the necessary work is done in the classroom. In addition to taking the time to study and prepare for class, such outside work includes involving oneself in the UNCW community, becoming broadly educated on local and global topics and committing oneself to the continuous accruement of knowledge. Ultimately, it is important to acknowledge that one's duties as a lifelong learner will extend far beyond one's time here at UNCW.