Students and Faculty Describe PPS
Christina Shoffner ’12, Biology and African American Studies - Principled Problem Solving (PPS) is a fundamental program offered at Guilford College that focuses on Guilford’s core values in relation to seeking appropriate solutions to various issues and concerns that are facing the campus and communities in which we live.
Courtney Mandeville ’12, Biology and Environmental Studies – Those idealists who push for equality, diversity, justice and excellence are the leaders who can help others realize what a better world looks like.
Angela Moore, Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies - Principled Problem Solving is a campus wide initiative that gives students the opportunity to wrestle with significant, tangible issues. Students are first introduced to the concept of identifying and defining problems, but then progress to settings where they are expected to experiment, explore, and draw upon their own knowledge and experience to develop viable solutions.
Jack Zerbe, Professor of Theatre Studies - Principled problem solving is a practical liberal arts education in action. It is the application of diverse bodies of knowledge and methodologies, guided by Quaker testimonies, to address real-world problems both large and small.
Mark Justad, Director of the Center for Principled Problem Solving - The goal of Principled Problem Solving is to match students’ passion for contemporary social and cultural issues with the core values of the College and the strength of the liberal arts tradition. This union of creativity, compassion and character with practical challenges gives them a head start toward life after college.