The ATID Faculty aspires to change the world through a focus on the human ecological framework * in our teaching, scholarship, and service. We believe the human ecological framework drives us toward a shared concern for sustainability. We hope that through our teaching and scholarship we will improve the human condition and be part of the solution to the social and ecological problems we face. We value the potential of our students and commit our effort to enhancing their lives and the quality of all human life.
* We appreciate the definition of human ecology provided in the following quote:
“Human Ecology is about uncovering and understanding the connections between personal action, social systems and the ecology of the planet of which we are part. The challenge is to critically examine the way things are and to ask why and how they could be different; to find new and better ways of arranging our lives, our businesses and our societies, ways that reduce poverty and inequality, reduce the amount of resources we use, restore the environment and improve quality of life for all now and for generations to come.”
Pioneers of Change, Centre for Human Ecology (n.d.) What is human ecology? Retrieved November 22, 2005 from Centre for Human Ecology.