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Staunton Is Our Campus


The academic program at Stuart Hall is inherently project-based and interactive. At Stuart Hall, we see ourselves as part of the community, not distinct from it. Our learning, therefore, is tied to our surroundings.

The Staunton is Our Campus initiative enhances existing teaching strategies and supports the facilitation of authentic learning by taking students out of the classroom and into the surrounding town and area. Authentic learning is an approach to education that allows application of learning to real-world experiences. As students develop content knowledge and skill set, Staunton is Our Campus allows students the ability to practice and foster their skill set in authentic settings. Research has shown authentic learning through real-world experiences develops deeper understanding leading students towards success in college, career, and civic life.

Staunton is Our Campus p​rovides a platform for students to practice the Stuart Hall Graduate Goals in real-world settings. The STU Graduate Goals are the compass guiding each student towards success. Authentic learning, on campus and in our surrounding locale, is the needle directing our students to lifelong skills that empower them to take initiative and responsibility, build confidence, solve problems, work in teams, communicate ideas, and manage themselves more effectively. 

The Impact of Staunton as Our Campus