Mission & Values

We are a community of scholars who work together to educate ourselves and others by engaging in academic, civic, and social endeavors.  Through our participation in learning communities, we affirm our commitment to a campus culture of inquiry, inclusiveness, and respect.

Our Values

Academically, we expect our faculty, students, and staff to:

  • know ourselves as discerning thinkers¬† who are able to evaluate and interpret complex information from a variety of sources
  • have a strong commitment to making learning a life-long process
  • express ourselves thoughtfully and with meaning in a variety of contexts

Professionally, we expect our faculty, students and staff to:

  • work well in teams, including those of varied composition, building consensus and working with dissension
  • utilize learned technological skills in ways which further and enhance our careers
  • act creatively, ethically, and with initiative

Socially, we expect our faculty, students, and staff to:

  • demonstrate a sense of commitment to local and global concerns
  • contribute our time, talents, and efforts in service to the community
  • recognize ourselves as part of a diverse and ever-changing world