The Literacy Program promotes lifelong learning through reading and writing for pleasure and function for every man, woman, and child. Graduates from this program are prepared to work in a changing, multicultural world in leadership roles in educational programs and institutions, and private and corporate sectors. The Literacy faculty believes learning is an active process in which students construct, test, and act upon their own understandings. The Literacy Program is committed to providing lifelong learning for both faculty and students by promoting courses of study that involve students and faculty in academic peer relationships that stress shared responsibility for learning and for the discovery of new knowledge. The Literacy faculty is committed to research, scholarship, and creative work that results in superior teaching and service to the community and to the professions.