The Office of the President produces a number of reports and publications throughout the year that address issues of institutional significance at Linfield College. Linfield is an independent, comprehensive undergraduate college recognized for its strong teaching faculty, outstanding science programs, and distinctive international emphasis. Linfield has a challenging and exciting academic program that features a broad liberal arts core and an atmosphere in which there is genuine concern for individuals and their progress. One of the oldest colleges in the Pacific Northwest, Linfield traces its roots to a time of expansion and excitement on the Western frontier. The Baptist College at McMinnville was chartered in 1858 by the Oregon Territorial Legislature; it was later named McMinnville College, and, in 1922, it became known as Linfield College.