Professional Development

People standing and sitting in the IDEA-U lab space in the midst of a discussion.IDEA-U supports AU's advising model, ASPIRE, by integrating the development of professional skills and the completion of professionally relevant learning opportunities into each student's educational experience.  Faculty advisors discuss these skills and experiences with students during advising sessions, and courses include many of these skills as required assignments and class activities.  Professional development is a significant component of a liberal arts education, not an ancillary concern.