Values & Principles

INTEGRITY

We value and demonstrate openness and honesty, resolving differences with civility and without reprisals. We speak and act truthfully, without hidden agendas. We admit our mistakes, say when we do not know, and honor our commitments. We avoid silence when it may mislead; we seek root causes and solve problems.

RESPONSIBILITY

We value institutional and individual accountability, defined as doing what needs to be done in a timely and competent manner.  By acceptance of personal responsibility for our own actions and decisions, we help to create a college at which we are proud to work.

RESPECT

We treat others fairly and with dignity. We value and honor each other in our diversity.

EXCELLENCE

We value continuous improvement and growth in every area of college life. We value collaboration, cooperation, teamwork, innovation, and creative problem solving in our continuous improvement efforts. We value the courage to take risks and provide leadership.

OPEN COMMUNICATION

We share information, ideas, and feelings—listening carefully, speaking forthrightly, respecting diverse views, participating productively in dialogue and conversations. We welcome paradox and constructive conflict as we move toward consensus.

HUMOR AND WELL-BEING

We value laughter, play, love, kindness, celebration, and joy in our learning and work—taking our learning and work seriously and ourselves lightly.

For more information, contact Dr. David England, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Outreach, at 860.255.3498.