Our role as educators is to offer our students the opportunity for three kinds of learnings:
(1) the building of competence in changing or conserving the landscape,
(2) the building of experience and confidence in doing so, and
(3) the building of the theoretical constructs that underlie the above two.
The development of the third leg of our self-justification -theory- is by far the most important and represents in all fields the most fundamental and traditional role of the university.