The University System is guided in fulfilling its mission by these shared principles and core:
- Learning: The
University System fosters an environment that promotes a life of
learning for its constituents and uses feedback from its participants
and supporters to improve the quality of its teaching, learning and
- Quality: The
University System holds a strong commitment to high standards in all
aspects of its educational activities, learning outcomes, and support
services. It seeks to continuously strengthen the overall effectiveness
of its operations.
- Integrity: The
University System conducts its operations and makes its public
representations in an ethical manner. It assesses its operations in an
open and collaborative manner and practices fairness, honesty, and
objectivity in dealing with its constituencies.
- Diversity: The
University System embraces and promotes diversity in its policies and
practices to prepare its learners to live and work successfully in an
increasingly diverse society. It strives to create diverse learning
environments by welcoming teachers, learners, and staff that bring
diverse ideas, values, backgrounds, and beliefs to the learning and work
- Freedom of Inquiry and Expression:
The University System supports the rights of its constituents to freely
inquire and express their opinions. It engages and encourages an open
exchange of ideas and seeks input from all who wish to participate in
its learning programs.
- Accountability: The
University System is accountable to its constituencies and the public
for fulfilling its mission in an appropriate manner by openly assessing
its operations and by inviting external evaluations by public agencies.
- Access to Underserved:
The University System seeks to broaden access to its higher education
programs by underserved communities who wish to engage the organization
in their learning goals.
- Adaptive and Responsive:
The University System anticipates and adapts to its changing
environment and responds to the needs of the organization and its
constituencies in the manners both appropriate and timely.
- Innovation: The University System seeks imaginative and effective solutions to its challenges and innovative ways to fulfill its mission.
- Collaboration: The
University System seeks and nurtures partnerships with its constituents
and the communities it serves in creating effective learning
environments for its learners.