Developing a strong sense of place is essential to being a successful college student. This means not only connecting to the physical space and people around them, but also understanding the history, values, and mission of the institution of which they are now a part. When students feel connected to the institution, they develop a stronger sense of pride, identity, and purpose in their work. Ultimately, such a connection can lead to greater academic success and persistence to graduation. The purpose of this unit is to connect students what Northland is all about—our history, values, mission, and what it means to be a lumber(human)!
After completing this module, you should be able to ...
- Define one key aspect of the NC mission/values that is meaningful to you.
- Describe why you chose Northland and one or more ways you feel connected to Northland's history and traditions.
Preparation for Class
Please prepare for class by doing the following PRIOR to class.
- Read Saetre’s “Endowed with a Deeper Life”
- Read Saetre’s “Brief History of Northland’s Commitment to the Ojibwe”
We will do the following during class.
After Class Assignment
You should complete the following to hand in at the beginning of the next class period.
- Do class preparation for next module.