This paper should be at least 7 but no more than 10 pages, exclusive of sources and cover page. The paper should reflect careful consideration of the history and mission of a particular institutional type and should show how the interviewee’s institution “lives” their history and historical mission. While the interview should serve as the primary source for the paper, the paper should also demonstrate the use of additional sources to further understand the history, foundation, and mission of the particular institutional type.
Below are the interview questions and answers to be included in the paper:
Peirce College at a Glance:
Nonprofit. Flexible. Career-focused. Exclusively for adults.
Peirce College is a senior private, nonprofit institution located in the heart of Philadelphia with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in wide range of programs that are offered online and at the school’s Center City campus.
Peirce College was established in 1865 as Union Business College to provide career-focused education for soldiers returning from the Civil War and was one of the country’s first schools to embrace women as students.
Today, Peirce continues its tradition of serving the unique needs of working adults and employers through the ongoing evolution of its programs in business, information technology, healthcare, leadership and legal studies that provide students with academic excellence, flexibility and personalized support. In addition to taking online and on-campus courses, students can earn credit for college-level knowledge gained through years of work, professional and military training and other experiences.
Peirce is Philadelphia’s only institution of higher learning dedicated exclusively to serving adults.