Mission. Vision. Values.
The Center for Adult and Continuing Studies develops and supports programs and services that link the needs of lifelong learners with the resources of the university.
The Center for Adult and Continuing Studies is dedicated to serving adult and non-traditional learners, being a leader in providing new opportunities for access to learning and innovative educational opportunities. We are known for our contributions to, and being a resource for, the communities we serve and the University.
In addition to demonstrating the University's values of Excellence, Integrity, Inquiry, Inclusiveness, Community, Sustainability and Innovation, the following are central to our work:
Including Underrepresented Learners
We value education for all. We are conscientious in our efforts to include differing perspectives and individuals in dialogue. Differences in social, economic, and academic backgrounds enrich our own views and broaden our opportunity to meet the programming needs of our constituents. We encourage participation from those who are often absent from discussions.
We value collaborations and partnerships with our external and internal communities; specifically academic units, businesses, community organizations, and individuals. We are dedicated to honest and open dialogue, the development of solid relationships, and meaningful educational programming efforts and projects. We seek to connect the larger community with the academic environment to engage in the creation of a shared and mutual understanding through various programming efforts.
Meeting Specific Needs
We are committed and conscientious in our efforts to define and meet the educational needs and expectations of our constituents through dialogue, research, assessment, and evaluation.
We understand the importance of fiscal responsibility and understand our role in contributing to the financial health of the university. We are conscientious in our efforts to provide quality programming in a manner that is fiscally effective and efficient.