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Professor helping two studentsAt the heart of our academic excellence are our highly qualified faculty. They represent a wide range of disciplines and expertise.

Engaged Beyond Campus

Our faculty plan and lead travel courses during our breaks, design courses based on student interest for our college-wide Honors Program, and venture off campus into local Professor in a canoe with two studentsservice agencies as part of our integrated service learning curriculum. In addition, with each passing year, more and more faculty are mentoring students in original research, which they present at the Annual Undergraduate Research Conference.

Scholarly Engagement

Our faculty continue to be connected to their fields by engaging in discipline-specific research, some of which they present at our Brown Bag Lecture Series, or publish in national and international journals and books or present at conferences.

A Passion For Teaching

Professor going over a student's paperAt their core, though, our faculty are committed to deepening student learning. Whether that means modifying their curriculum to integrate digital media in our Academic Technology Lab, or participating in Carnegie Academy for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning roundtables where they learn to integrate writing skills across the curriculum or discuss issues ranging from civic engagement and service learning to the use of electronic portfolios and online teaching, you'll find our faculty are passionate about teaching at MCLA, because truly our focus is our students.

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