The goal of a liberal arts education is to develop critical and creative citizens.
A student skilled in the art of listening, reading, reasoning, and communicating has the ability to examine the world closely. Xing Wei students are challenged to be critical thinkers that not only have the courage to make a judgment about the world, but also the courage to amend such a judgment if found to be wrong.
Xing Wei also encourages its students to be creative thinkers that have the courage to experiment with reality and draw unique conclusions regarding it. The individual who can think on their own and take responsibility for what they say about the world will be able to contribute to the flourishing of humanity - a valued citizen who contributes to the well-being of family, neighborhood, city, and nation.
Xing Wei College cares for the growth and development of each of its students.
The student self-management encourages each student’s individual motivation and facilitates self-learning.
Our teachers also work alongside of the student to help them pursue their interests and augment their talents. Students and mentors together work to manage the college, enhance campus life, and cultivate a global perspective. Student and mentors undertake this learning outside of the college campus by participating in cultural learning activities like visiting museums, concerts, farms, and ancient villages.
Xing Wei is focused on personalized teaching. This is first accomplished through small class sizes. The teacher-to-student ratio is 1:10.
In a small classroom, teachers can provide every students with a high-quality learning environment and resources. To facilitate critical and innovative thinking, our seminar-style classes are interdisciplinary and internship oriented.
“As a teacher, I want to create an environment that encourages my students to engage with big questions in critical and creative ways. I want to challenge my students and guide them at the same time.”
Ryan C. McIlhenny, PhD
Professor at Xing Wei College
Because traditional education systems focus on student’s performance on standardized tests, they tend to neglect the student’s ability to collaborate and work as a team.
At Xing Wei, however, we believe to thrive in the information era, students need to nurture their ability to work with each other to achieve common goals. Xing Wei College applies the Team Academy methodology from Finland, which has been nurturing team-entrepreneurs for the last 30 years. It has been proven to be effective in supporting students in developing leadership skills, team management skills, and fostering their creativity.
One key aspect of Xingwei’s learning philosophy is learning by doing. We accomplish this by putting student in the center of college management.
All the major functions of the college are overseen by student- led committees, from facilities management to the hiring of faculty to campus activities Through working in committee management, our students practice collective decision making, leadership, and have hands-on practice in organizational development.