The Academic Affairs Department provides the necessary guidance and leadership to encourage all forms of educational and scholastic discoveries, which serve as the foundation of the entire learning experience at PATTS College of Aeronautics. It upholds the academic standards and policies established by the institution, while overseeing all aspects of the program curriculum, extending intellectual participation beyond the classroom, encouraging students to become informed global citizens and working to create a cooperative atmosphere in which to address academic questions and concerns. It also provides essential resources for students, instructors, and all faculty and staff in-charged of advising students in the academic department.
In relation to PATTS’ vision, the academic department will train students to achieve academic excellence, particularly in the field of aviation, through a modern curriculum, experiential and life-long learning, as well as co-curricular activities. The department will provide an intellectual climate and is committed in preparing students to become academic and professional leaders as we cultivate academic engagement through transformational opportunities, learning communities, service and research experiences, and new paths to learning for both students and faculty.
The primary mission of the academic department is to prepare students for professional careers in the field of aviation. The faculty recognizes the need for excellence within a broad liberal education, so the department places equal emphasis on aviation education, performance, and theoretical/historical study in its program offerings. The department also maintains a cultural leadership and development role locally and regionally, while striving to achieve a national and international reputation. Students will become life-long learners in diverse aviation careers, serving the greater good by developing and sustaining an ethical civilization through learning experience recognizing and supporting the unique learning path of each individual student and the commitment of each academic program to excellence in teaching and learning.
To provide the necessary assistance to students in achieving academic excellence and in meeting the needs of the emerging workforce through a modern curriculum. Program content will combine established concepts with modern scientific information and technology. Students will be challenged to integrate program information and to think critically to address scientific issues.
To prepare students with opportunities for outcome-based learning through program and extracurricular activities. Laboratory activities will provide students access to modern technologies and training in the scientific method. Faculty will have research programs to support the training. The faculty and student body will work with career services to develop and expand opportunities for hands-on trainings and internships with airlines and local aviation and aviation related companies.
To develop an intellectual atmosphere to nurture its students. Students will benefit through learning in the classrooms, the laboratories and research undertakings by interacting with other students, faculty and graduates/alumni. Student presentations of academic projects and research at different forums are encouraged to enrich academic levels within the department.
To identify and expand resources in order to support the possible scholarship of its faculty and students. Faculty will pursue grant funding for research as well as curriculum modernization. Alliances with other departments, universities and businesses should be sought out as they may provide opportunities for experiential learning, access to expensive technologies, development of interdisciplinary programs and interaction with leading experts of the scientific community.
To continue nurturing the learning community by increasing student and alumni engagement in departmental activities, including, but not limited to, departmental seminars, trainings and workshops, conventions and symposia.