CEP creates its first Strategic Plan and begins an ongoing two-year planning cycle. The strategic plan refines the CEP mission and vision, builds continuity, and helps the major reach its long-term goals.
Category: Program Changes
Creation of Stewards Council
CEP created the Stewards Council, comprised of alumni, students, and community members. The Council’s mission is to support the program by providing continuity, experience, vision, and new resources.
Growth of Program
CEP doubles its size to 34 students in two cohorts.
CEP students, staff, and faculty conduct the first significant review of the major. The review identifies several strengths as well as areas requiring additional focus. These include Program Identity, Student Responsibility, and Program Evaluation.
CEP Tree Logo Created
CEP tree logo created in 1995 by Ruth Richards.
New Mission Statement and Core Values
Students agree by consensus to a new mission statement and set of core values. The new values are Practice, Intentionality, Personal Formation, Stewardship, and Communal Learning.
Evaluation of Grading Policy
After years of deliberation, CEP students modify the distinguishing assessment structure of the major, introducing, for the first time, the ability to be graded on the traditional 4.0 scale in core CEP courses rather than receiving credit/no credit and narrative evaluations. Students also vote to provide credit for Governance participation.
Migration to Digital Portfolios
The Migration to Digital Portfolios: CEP Senior Portfolios, a capstone requirement illustrating and synthesizing each student’s educational path, moves from its traditional physical format to an online, dynamic format.
CEP Name Change
CEP changes its name to Community, Environment, and Planning to distinguish itself from the specific field of environmental planning.