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California Institute of Integral Studies

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California Institute of Integral Studies founded in 1968 and based in San Francisco, California. It is a private institution of higher education located in downtown San Francisco and offers a number of graduate programs in its Schools of Professional Psychology & Health, and Consciousness and Transformation; as well as a bachelor's degree completion program. It is based on two campuses, 72 core faculty members and a total of 1,400 students.

The Institute consists of three schools: the School of Professional Psychology & Health, the School of Consciousness and Transformation (mainly humanities subjects), and the School of Undergraduate Studies.

CIIS's mission statement is as follows

California Institute of Integral Studies is an accredited institution of higher education aims to represent spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities, and the Earth. The Institute is beyond the boundaries of traditional degree programs with interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and applied studies in psychology, philosophy, religion, cultural anthropology, trans-formative learning and leadership, integrative health, and the arts. CIIS offers an extraordinary education in a personal learning environment and supportive community for people who have a strong committed of transforming themselves and the world.

This is elaborated into seven ideals, which affirm that CIIS

1. Practices an integral approach to learning and research
2. Affirms spirituality
3. Commits to cultural diversity
4. Fosters multiple ways of learning and teaching
5. Advocates feminism and sustainability
6. Supports community
7. Strives for an integral and innovative governance.

Its mission is to contribute positively towards the advancement of humanity through the provision of knowledge based solutions to scientific, technological, economic and social challenge.
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January 1 , 2014