Mission: Education at hampshire college prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong learners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum, self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors, students' active participation in original research, and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well.
Programs: Educational delivery: includes instructional and other educational activities. Hampshire college provides instruction for 1,396 fte undergraduate students and employs 139 fte faculty. Educational delivery also includes student financial aid programs. Financial aid includes grants, scholarships, and government aid awards to assist students in the financial cost of attending hampshire college (1,396 students). 82% of our faculty have ph. D. Or other terminal degrees in their fields. Accreditation: hampshire college is fully accredited by the new england association of schools and colleges. Membership in the association indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified evaluators.
student services programs: includes the cost of health services, recreational athletics, dean of student office expenses and other support services for 1,396 students. Hampshire is one of 40 colleges profiled in colleges that change lives (ctcl) for "developing potential, values, initiative, and risk-taking" in students. Ctcl says of hampshire, "no college has students whose intellectual thyroids are more active or whose minds are more passionately engaged. " on any given day, a hampshire student can enjoy 200+ student activities, 100+ student groups, 63 bookstores, 30 museums, 19 art galleries, 21 theater stages, 35 concert venues, 12 dance clubs, 220 bike trails, 69 pizza places, 19 coffee houses, 18 bakeries, 14 health food stores and 68 restaurants that deliver.
sponsored research and restricted expenses: includes all private and federal funds received for sponsored research and restricted activities. Grants from corporations, foundations, and governmental agencies support everything from building construction and equipment to program development, individual faculty research, and endowed scholarships. The following information reflects the grants awarded ($30,000 or above) to hampshire college during the period of 7/1/13 to 6/30/14: the civil liberties and public policy (clpp) program at hampshire was awarded the following grants: $50,000 from the foundation for a just society for one year of general operating support; $59,087 from the educational foundation of america for one year of general operating support; $60,000 from the overbrook foundation for one year of general operating support; and $300,000 from the packard foundation for two years of general operating support. The college was awarded two grants from the national science foundation (nsf) to support the following projects: a $42,000 travel grant for professor lee spector's project "human-competitive evolutionary computation" and a $409,546 transfer grant from rutgers university to support professor tim zimmerman's project, "promoting 21st century science technology-enhanced learning across formal and informal environments. " from private sources, the college was awarded: a $50,000 grant from the henry p. Kendall foundation to assist the college in locally sourcing its food in the dining hall; a two-year $90,000 grant from the samuel h. Kress foundation to support the summer intensive institute for curatorial practice; a $100,000 grant from the bill & melinda gates foundation in their grand challenges explorations program to develop a pearl millet thresher; a two-year $199,656 grant from the john templeton foundation to develop a science and islam video resource database; a four-year $240,000 grant from the lydia b. Stokes foundation to support the center for new england food and agriculture, a project developed as part of the sustainability initiative; and a four-year $400,000 implementation grant from the henry luce foundation to support the work the college has performed under the luce initiative for asian studies and the environment (liase).