The mission, vision, values and the adoption of the strategic plan are the most significant decisions made by the President and Board of Visitors. Although this is true, we feel that it is very important to solicit input on the direction of the university from its many constituents. The purpose of the Madison Commission is to provide input to the President to be considered in our planning endeavors for the years 2006-2012.
JMU President Linwood Rose announced The Madison Commission during his address to the faculty in August 2005.
Within the context of societal and higher education trends and issues:
- Review our mission, vision and values to determine whether or not these are still appropriate as our guides, or if there are modifications that should be considered.
- Examine the Higher Education Restructuring Act Six-Year Plan and provide input regarding gaps and/or other issues that should be considered.
- Review the University Defining Characteristics to ensure their relevancy for the next six years. Either validate or provide modification suggestions that should be considered.
- Submit final report to Dr. Rose by April 14, 2006.
James Madison University
Mission Statement: We are a community committed to preparing students to become educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.
Values: Our student-centered community values excellence, integrity and mutual respect.