Mission

To facilitate English language acquisition for academic success by customized tutoring, responsive programs, and quality work experiences for peer tutors.

Vision

A university where all students access learning across languages.    

Values

  • Connection: an interaction between two or more people that is mutually empathic and mutually empowering. It involves emotional accessibility and leads to "five good things," which are zest, worth, productivity, clarity, and desire for more connection. (JBMTI.org)
  • Expertise: a combination of English language content knowledge and practical intelligence (Eraunt, 2005)
  • Integrity: consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes; honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions. (Kang, 2012
  • Inclusion: the process of improving the terms of participation in society, particularly for people who are disadvantaged, through enhancing opportunities, access to resources, voice and respect for rights. (UN.org)
  • Respect: being tolerant of differences, using good manners and appropriate language, intentionally causing no harm, and dealing peacefully with difficult situations. (NEA.org)

Social Justice & Diversity Plan

We operationalize our values to carry out our mission in service to our vision by following the annually-updated ELLS Social Justice & Diversity Plan. Each member of the ELLS team is responsible for reading the plan, constributing to its review, revision, maintenance and implementation. 

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