An institute is a place of study, reflection, analysis and education. Each institute is known for a distinctive knowledge base resulting from the work of the institute’s team of experts. They engage in an active search for answers that are relevant, forward thinking and cutting edge. Members of various academic departments and disciplines join these experts with the intent to address the identified complex problem(s). There is also active collaboration with visiting scholars, thinkers, educators and students.
The focus of the institute – with its core interdisciplinary themes – is achieved by conducting and collaborating on research; delivering academic coursework/program; and disseminating learnings with various publics.
In March 2011, Goshen College President Jim Brenneman established and launched the first institutes at the college. They are: