To Include is To Excel

St. Olaf team at Liberal Arts Illuminated Conference, July 2018

To Include is To Excel will enhance faculty expertise and seed curricular and pedagogical innovation so that St. Olaf can best serve new generations of students. The college seeks new ways to engage its talented, motivated, inquisitive and changing student body. The project maintains that excellence, inclusion, and equity ought to be inextricably entwined. St. Olaf undertakes the four-year faculty-student-staff collaborative project with $800,000 in support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

“The work of To Include is To Excel may be the most important work being done at the college in coming years, as we shape the learning environment for a new generation of teachers and students,” says St. Olaf President David R. Anderson ’74

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To Include is To Excel grant proposal summary

Press release:  Mellon awards St. Olaf $800,000 grant to enhance teaching, learning

St. Olaf College’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another. —Desmond Tutu