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Educational Philosophy

Educational Philosophy

New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, technical university whose mission is to provide specialized undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students from diverse educational backgrounds and with differing levels of ability. The university’s mission evolved from the principle that all persons, regardless of age, gender, disability, socioeconomic circumstances, religious, racial or ethnic background, should have access to career opportunities through a quality technical education. To achieve this purpose, NEIT is first and foremost an institution committed to teaching.

At NEIT, we believe and affirm that every student can learn; we recognize that different students may learn in different ways with differing levels of ability; and we recognize the importance of creating a learning environment in each classroom and laboratory that both challenges and supports each of our students.

Definition of an Educated Person

The New England Institute of Technology philosophy of education described in its Educational Philosophy is embraced firmly by faculty and staff. This philosophy is guided and sustained by the NEIT Statement of Mission and Objectives. It is intrinsic to the culture of the university and it is manifest in how and what the faculty teach and in what they expect of NEIT graduates as educated persons.

NEIT’s graduates achieve technical competence, and develop the values and standards of professional and ethical behavior that can serve them well in both the workplace and in our democratic society. These values include responsible citizenship, an appreciation of and respect for cultural diversity, and an informed world-view.

NEIT anticipates that its graduates know how to observe and to read carefully, to analyze and evaluate facts and ideas, to reach valid and well-supported conclusions, and to communicate clearly. The university expects also that its graduates appreciate other fields of knowledge—science, the arts and humanities, and the social sciences--and that they are able to integrate what they have learned from these subjects within their technical and professional fields.

The faculty strive to instill in their students the belief that knowledge coupled with experience leads to wisdom, and that education does not end with a degree, but continues throughout one’s lifetime. In the process, NEIT graduates may discover the joy to be found in learning, the hallmark of an educated person.