Academic excellence and integrity
Scholarly research and professional leadership
Integration of teaching, research, and service
Individual and collective excellence
Diversity, equity, and social justice
Education of individuals across the life span
Collegiality and collaboration
A literate and educated citizenry is vital to a democratic society.
All people are entitled to a high-quality education, grounded in sensitivity to individual dignity, professional integrity, and a positive and nurturing environment.
A dynamic education system fosters an equitable, productive economy in a global environment.
Teaching and learning should be informed by scholarly research and effective practice.
School improvement should be based on sound research, the application of theory as it relates to effective practice, policy development, and collaboration with practitioners.
Technology should be used to improve the quality of teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and outreach to the state, nation, and the world.
Interdisciplinary programs should be used to enhance human learning, growth, and development across the life span.