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.

Strategic Goal 1

There is a broad consensus that our future as a national university hinges on the establishment of a distinctive, JMU blend of liberal arts, research and professional education.

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Strategic Goal 2

Centering evidenced-based anti-racist, anti-discriminatory and anti-harassment national best practices, Academic Affairs will foster an inclusive and evolving community that supports a thriving and supportive academic culture.

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Strategic Goal 3

Academic Affairs uses the division’s expertise and experience gained in the pandemic and beyond to learn, grow and innovate together in order to positively impact the world.

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