A Definition of Excellence
Excellence is an aspiration rather than a destination and is characterized by continual improvement. An excellent academic program demonstrates a culture of excellence by continually and intentionally striving to transform learners,
advance knowledge, and improve societal health.
Excellence in transforming learners, advancing knowledge, and improving societal health is achieved when the academic culture supports the ongoing development and integration of three domains: Inquiry, inclusion,
and innovation. Excellence is also a multi-faceted construct that respects and supports differences among academic programs while inspiring ongoing self-assessment and growth.
In August 2022, the ACAPT Board of Directors approved the following expanded major facets of excellence - adding DEI & scholarly inquiry -- per the recommendation of the Center for Excellence Advisory Committee.