Our mission is to transform students into outstanding practitioners and scholars of psychology. We work to create a community that celebrates diversity and creativity, and that values learning, scholarship, and service to others.

The Department of Graduate Psychology is:

SUPPORTIVE - To create a supportive community we:

  • Celebrate the accomplishments of faculty, staff and students
  • Recognize achievements in both personal and professional life and promote balance
  • Seek and maintain fair workload, salary structure, merit awards, and resource distribution
  • Mentor junior faculty and students
  • Communicate openly, regularly, and in a timely manner
  • Plan regular social events for faculty, staff, and students

PRODUCTIVE - To advance the science and profession of psychology we:

  • Support faculty and student research, innovation, application and dissemination of research findings
  • Practice evidence-based decision-making
  • Provide opportunities, financial support and time for professional development, intellectual growth, personal growth, and lifelong learning
  • Promote an intellectually stimulating community (offering colloquia, roundtables, discussion groups, outside speakers, and symposia)

DIVERSE - To promote diversity of viewpoints and experiences we:

  • Seek diversity in faculty and student recruitment
  • Demonstrate openness and respect for different viewpoints
  • Recognize varied and unique ways faculty contribute in research, teaching, clinical practice, and service
  • Support faculty and student engagement in multi-disciplinary and interprofessional academic and professional activities
  • Offer international opportunities for faculty and students (study abroad, FMIR, international partnerships, international students, curriculum)
  • Promote cultural awareness and cultural competency through curriculum enhancement and professional development opportunities

SERVICE-ORIENTED - To encourage professional participation in the life of our community we:

  • Offer service-learning opportunities to students
  • Share professional and scientific expertise with those outside the university
  • Engage in a wide range of activities to serve the community, the university, and the profession

STUDENT-FOCUSED - To promote the personal, intellectual and professional growth  of our students we

  • Set high standards for teaching and learning Mentor and support students in their personal and professional development
  • Communicate our values through curriculum and other program and department activities Seek and respond to student feedback
  • Provide opportunities and financial support for student engagement in research, service and professional development.
  • Provide lifelong learning and continuing education opportunities for alumni and community members

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