Educate Connect Elevate: Illinois State
The Strategic Plan for Illinois’ First Public University 2018-2023
Illinois State University will remain a national leader and be recognized worldwide for educating high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized and transformative experience at an institution that:
•Offers premier undergraduate and graduate programs that integrate emerging and innovative ideas with traditional knowledge and methods
•Generates knowledge through high-quality scholarship (research and creative activities)
•Supports student learning through a seamless integration of curricular and co-curricular activities that actively engage students and broaden their perspectives
•Serves the region, state, nation, and world through its commitments to responsible stewardship, meaningful civic engagement, cultural enrichment, and the development of global citizens
We at Illinois State University work as a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.
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Educate Connect Elevate: Illinois State.
Division of Student Affairs
Individuals equipped to live a life of meaning and significance personally, professionally, and civically.
The Division of Student Affairs provides educationally purposeful programs and services that foster personal and professional growth, healthy behaviors, leadership development, and civic engagement.
Guiding this mission is a set of Divisional values which elevates the student voice and complements the core values of the University.
Learning and Scholarship: We value our roles as educators and learners. This value is exemplified in building a spirit of inquiry and the capacity to integrate learning across experiences and over time.
Individualized Attention: We value the needs, well-being, and success of each person. This value is exemplified in our commitment to developing and delivering experiences tailored to providing purposeful assistance, advocacy, and support.
Diversity and Inclusion: We value differences among people, ideas, and cultures. This value is exemplified in our commitment to ensuring that policies, programs, services, and spaces are inclusive and advance the diversity of our community.
Respect: We value the contributions and perspectives of others. This value is exemplified in our words and behaviors, which are built on a foundation of care, cooperation, recognition, and civility.
Civic Engagement: We value every individual’s responsibility to contribute to the community. This value is exemplified by creating and supporting opportunities for individuals to gain knowledge, skills, values, and the motivation to identify community needs and actively participate with others for the common good.
Collaboration: We value that our best comes from a team approach. This value is exemplified in our commitment to educate, communicate, and cultivate relationships that build mutually-beneficial partnerships to achieve shared success.
Integrity: We value the integration of ethics into personal and professional practice. This value is exemplified in our commitment to being accountable, authentic, consistent, and just.