Success-focused education is the idea that every course is planned with the intention of imparting certain knowledge, critical thinking processes, and/or skills to our students. These outcomes are the instructional purpose of every class. Together, they are the theme that guides every lesson. When the students finally achieve these outcomes at the end of the quarter, then they have mastered the purpose of the course.
Classroom outcomes can be delineated relative to cognitive, affective, and/or skill domains. Program outcomes may also include specific behaviors and/ or “hoops” through which students must jump for successful completion.
The outcomes of any given course are immutable. Methodology is not. In the educational realm, the methodological means, whether traditional or creative, are unequivocally justified by the achievement of a course’s end objectives. When we adapt our curriculum to make it accessible, the essential outcomes must remain intact in order to maintain a high-standard of education.
Every outcome, no matter how challenging, can be met by virtually every student enrolled here at EWU.
 Machiavelli, if you are reading this from the Great Beyond, you did not just encounter a gross misuse of your principles of conquest.