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The SIUE Plan: Guiding Statements

SIUE Values

By adopting a Statement of Values, an organization signals to its publics those fundamental ideals and concepts on which it bases its plans and actions to achieve its vision.  SIUE adopted the following statement in May 2013, replacing earlier statements.

Recognizing public education as the cornerstone of a democracy, SIUE fulfills its mission based on certain fundamental, shared values. We value:

Citizenship 

  • Social, civic and political responsibility--globally, nationally, locally, and within the University

  • Active partnerships and a climate of collaboration and cooperation among students, faculty, staff, alumni and the larger community

  • Sustainable practices in environmental, financial and social endeavors

Excellence 

  • High-quality learning within and beyond the classroom

  • Continuous improvement and innovation

  • Outstanding scholarship and public service

Inclusion

  • A welcoming and supportive environment

  • Openness to the rich diversity of humankind in all aspects of university life

  • Respect for individuals, differences, and cultures

  • Intellectual freedom and diversity of thought

Integrity

  • Accountability to those we serve and from whom we receive support

  • Honesty in our communications and in our actions

Wisdom

  • Creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge

  • Application of knowledge in a manner that promotes the common good

  • Life-long learning