Also see the Strategic Goals page


We are an inclusive academic community committed to excellence in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge. We advance intellectual and creative discovery through transformative learning experiences that positively impact our lives and communities.


To establish ourselves as a national university, we distinctively combine the best qualities of liberal arts, research and professional education. We empower diverse faculty, staff and students to change the world ethically and equitably.


Our values represent who we are and who we strive to be. The Division of Academic Affairs commits to upholding and embodying these shared values in our priorities and actions.

  • Academic Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Equity
  • Faculty and Staff Development
  • Integrity and Transparency
  • Stewardship

Click here for the description and sample behaviors of each value.

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