The Sit Lux: Deans’ Initiative for Interdisciplinary Innovation projects combine Mount Union’s institutional core values of service and student learning. The Sit Lux Initiative illustrates how, as a collective academic community, faculty, students, and community partners may engage collaboratively “to bring light into the world” through impactful service and community-based learning.
Each interdisciplinary innovation project is predicated upon high-impact practices with the promise of providing deeper engagement of our students that extends and transcends traditional modes of instruction.
The Sit Lux projects are primarily framed around the high-impact practices of student-faculty research and service learning. Student-faculty research provides an outlet for individual or collaborative student projects, typically supervised by faculty members where the role of faculty is not only to oversee the design, development, and implementation of the student initiative but also to serve as faculty mentors and potentially as inquiry collaborators as the process unfolds.