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Mission: We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated
and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.
Vision: To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.
Values: Academic Quality, Community, Diversity, Excellence, Integrity and Student Focus

Faculty & Staff Success

We foster for all faculty and staff a culture and environment that supports healthy work-life balance and personal and professional growth.

University Goals

Goal 6A: The university will identify and implement a comprehensive approach to work-life balance.

Goal 6B: The university will support the creation and review of multiple clear and open avenues for faculty and staff to progress in their careers.

Goal 6C: The university will increase resources to support mentorship, coaching and professional development for faculty and staff.

Goal 6D: The university will provide employees with resources, opportunities and co-worker interactions necessary for meaningful workplace involvement.

 

Thoughts about this Core Quality

All agree that faculty and staff success have been the hallmarks of JMU’s success in the past and will be into the future. That’s one reason that one committee of the Madison Future Commission was devoted entirely to the topic. That committee suggested: “JMU makes available to all faculty and staff direct and indirect benefits that exemplify best practices in higher education to support healthy work/life balance.” The committee also stated: “Faculty and staff are supported in their personal and professional growth.” This core quality simply reflects a inherent trait of JMU.