Diversity Assessment Committee
CONTEXT:The university's strategic plan provides the context for the Diversity Assessment Committee's charge.
The vision is important because it provides a profile of where the university wants to be in the next three to five years.
Grand Valley State University is a public institution with a local, regional and state commitment, and a global perspective. We are dedicated to providing our students with the highest quality undergraduate and graduate education.
Teaching in the liberal tradition, whether in general arts and sciences or the professional degree programs, has always been at the heart of Grand Valley's educational mission. A liberal education acquaints students with the tradition of humane values and the heritage, problems, and perspectives of their own and other cultures. it transcends the acquisition of information and rests on scholarship and the open exchange of ideas. Students learn to think for themselves as they develop the skills of inquiry, reflection, critical analysis, dialogue, and expression. At Grand Valley State University, the values of liberal education permeate all programs and areas of study.
A broad education rooted in the arts and sciences provides students with the general knowledge and skills necessary to participate intelligently in public discourse. Grand Valley State University is also dedicated to educating students to become competent professionals in their chosen fields. These ideals co-exist within our institution, and together they inspire graduates not only to pursue their own success and well-being but also to positively influence their communities, their professions, and their world.
Grand Valley State University is characterized by and known for superior student-centered teaching and learning. Our diverse environment promotes the development of intellect and creativity through teaching, scholarship, service, and a vibrant campus culture. Realizing this vision will result in a broad national reputation for excellence.
The mission states the primary purpose of the university:
Grand Valley State University educates students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies. The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service.
GOALS, STRATEGIES, AND OBJECTIVES
Goal Four: to promote and integrate diversity in all aspects of university life
Goal Five: To encourage a vibrant campus culture that fosters an atmosphere of inquiry and learning in all campus settings
Goal Six: To effectively develop and allocate financial resources with which to advance the university's mission and respond to change and emerging opportunities
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