Philosophy and Purposes

 

Philosophy and Purposes

Philosophy

The College of Southern Idaho recognizes all individuals as having value in a democratic society. CSI believes that education is for everyone and at all stages of life meeting students where they are, helping them with where they want to be, and instilling the importance of lifelong learning. CSI strives to foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, informed engagement, social and civic responsibility, and productive global citizenship.

Purposes

  • To provide a program of general education that assists our students in developing the understanding, knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes necessary for effective living in a global society.
  • To provide university-parallel curriculum - the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program in preparation for entrance into the junior year of a four-year college or university.
  • To provide a program of professional-technical education that prepares students for employment upon successful completion.
  • To provide a program of community education for lifelong learning.
  • To support the social, cultural, and economic development of the region.
  • To serve the community by making the college’s human and physical resources available – including facilities and the expertise of faculty and staff.
  • To provide personalized support services to promote the successful achievement of all other institutional purposes.