We commit to these values to guide our decisions and our behavior:
- Student Centeredness
We plan, implement and evaluate quality programs and experiences that manifest student learning, development, and academic success. We share a commitment to these areas in all Divisional work, especially through student-centered educational offerings, administration and services positively impacting students individually and collectively.
- Accountability and Stewardship
We assume complete ownership for our duties, responsibilities, and actions. We approach our work with an understanding of our areas of influence, cognizant that the work we do individually and unit-wide impacts others within the Division, University, and broader community. We recognize our limits while imagining our possibilities. We serve as fiscal stewards, act within an ethical framework, and meet the needs of our multiple constituencies as we keep students at the center of our work.
We utilize teamwork and cooperation in our work. We achieve synergy and positive overall results through partnerships, teamwork, and cooperation. We work together and effectively utilize resources to provide students with high quality education, services, programs, facilities, and resources.
We recognize and respect social identities that are different from our own and those of the groups to which we belong. We develop and promote awareness of, and educate ourselves and the community, about human identities such as race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and disabilities. We actively participate in the creation and sustenance of safe communities that affirm and value all members.
We operate from an ethical frame of reference. We adhere to a standard of conduct which is consistent with the overall values of our Division and the University community, and act on our conscience, behave with honesty and fairness, promoting justice, admitting errors, and acting in alignment with our asserted mission, principles and values.
We do quality work, provide outstanding service, and achieve excellent results that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of those we serve by using healthy, developmental, and dynamic approaches. We believe a healthy approach is supportive, balanced, and flexible; a developmental approach is inclusive of lifelong learning, risk-taking, balances challenge and support, and professional judgment and leadership; and a dynamic approach is energetic, creative, passionate, respectful of differences and enjoyable.