The American Council of Trustees and Alumni welcomed the Institute for Advancing American Values at Boise State into their Oases of Excellence network.
“Oases of Excellence are outstanding programs at colleges and universities that are dedicated to educating students for informed citizenship in a free society by maintaining the highest academic standards, introducing students to the best of the foundational arts and sciences, teaching American heritage and ensuring free inquiry into a range of intellectual viewpoints,” the council’s website said.
Institutions from Ohio, Oklahoma and Florida were also recognized and the network now includes over 80 programs nationally.
The Institute for Advancing American Values promotes open dialogue from multiple viewpoints about fundamental issues that have shaped America. The institute hosts Idaho Listens, a podcast for students and members of the public, as well as panel discussions and the Distinguished Lecture Series.
“The Institute for Advancing American Values is dedicated to a fundamental appreciation of people and their values to spur engagement, understanding and human connection even as we may disagree with each other,” said Director Andrew Finstuen. “This commitment energizes Boise State as a place of open inquiry and critical thought, and it reflects ACTA’s pledge to ‘safeguard the free exchange of ideas’ on campuses across the country.”
Read more on the American Council of Trustees and Alumni website.