Phase 2: Refining Values, Vision and Mission (Aug. 2021)
Draft Statements (August 2021)
Our most recent version, incorporating input from faculty and other stakeholders, is ready for your review. The values have largely remained unchanged since they were presented earlier this year, and the Mission and Vision statements have been updated slightly. New over the Spring/Summer term are the three emergent strategies that articulate our collective and individual commitments for the next four years.
Those of us on the steering committee are happily accepting invitations to speak with groups large and small across campus—especially college and divisional meetings prior to the start of the academic year. We invite you to have conversations about how we can all work together to further shape these strategies and how we can all participate in reaching higher together in advancing co-designed and individualized learning across all our lifetimes, as well as how we can bring about equity and justice at GVSU and beyond.
Let’s get started!
We are seeking endorsements and support from any and all campus entities, especially those that reflect the broad input of students, staff, and faculty. In particular, we ask students to provide their input and thoughts to student senate representation, and student senators to actively solicit that input from the student body. Likewise with other groups of faculty and staff. It will take all of us.
Together we design educational opportunities that are unmatched in preparing learners for the future they face and the communities they shape.
At GVSU, learners are empowered in their pursuits, professions, and purpose. As a community, we advance equity, understanding, and a lifetime of learning.