Vision Statement What We Hope to Accomplish
Guiding Values* The Manner in Which We Advance Our Mission
The Pursuit of Knowledge: A place where all staff and students share goals and work together to strengthen teaching and learning
Academic Freedom: A place where freedom of expression and civility are practiced, encouraged, and protected among all groups
Diversity: A place where every person is respected and where diversity is pursued
Quality: A place where staff accepts their obligations to each other and where service to others, internally and externally, is encouraged
Shared Governance: A place where the well-being of each individual is supported and where well-defined governance processes guide behavior for the good of the institution
Community Leadership: A place whose ideas and resources are shared with other members of the educational community – locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally
Professional Collegiality and/or Integrity: A place in which the institution’s rituals, affirming both tradition and change, are shared and where the accomplishments of its staff and students are recognized
Access: A place where we promote and embrace community partnerships with a variety of organizations, agencies and institutions
- A mission statement should define our purpose (adopted in January 2017).
- The vision statement should be aspirational and explain what we hope to accomplish (endorsed by the Board of Trustees August 2019).
- *An organization’s values describes behaviors and the manner in which we achieve our vision. (To ensure our defined values best reflect our current culture and most revered beliefs, the Strategic Plan Implementation Advisory Team is coordinating efforts to update the value statements that were developed over 10 years ago. We used input from students, alumni, community partners, employees, and other stakeholders to define new proposed values. We plan to seek feedback on the proposed values in fall 2020 and finalize by January 2021.)