The Purpose Project has wide reaching implications for the institution. It aims to align the language we use to describe purpose and the pursuit of purpose, with the practices and programming designed to support student development about purpose. It also strives to create a culture where all members of our community understand the importance of and role they play in supporting this work. Much of our work over the next few years will be to build expectations among prospective students and families about the importance of developing a sense of purpose, and demonstrating how we go about doing so. We must also create a culture to meet these expectations. And while some of these efforts go beyond the scope of the QEP, they do illustrate our institutional focus and commitment to this project.
At the heart of the Purpose Project is the QEP, with these main elements: