Hire strategically. The college will seek, hire, and retain highly qualified faculty and staff, based upon their ability to contribute to the college’s strategic goals and the university’s mission.
Hire for diversity. Increasing the diversity of the faculty and staff will increase innovation in thinking, research, and teaching. The college will develop hiring practices aimed at building a diverse faculty and staff that reflect the heterogeneity of our urban campus and our students, and will add depth to our intellectual community.
Cultivate diversity and inclusivity. The college will celebrate and expand the diversity of ideas emerging from the college’s varied disciplines. We will foster a climate of inclusivity for all faculty, staff, and students.
Create and invest in mentoring and development. The college will prepare our faculty and staff to advance professionally and assume leadership roles within departments, schools, and institutes; at the college and university levels; within academic and professional disciplines; and within society at large.
Value and encourage multidisciplinarity as well as disciplinary excellence. Twenty-first century research and scholarship and social challenges continue to increase in complexity. The college’s response to increasing complexity must include multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches. The college will recognize and reward multidisciplinary efforts and will encourage extraordinary research within the disciplines.
Standards. The college’s faculty and staff will adhere to the highest standards of academic rigor and professional integrity in teaching, research and scholarship, and service.
Cultivate transparency. The college will make informed decisions by setting and monitoring progress indicators, publicizing our progress, and consulting broadly with faculty and staff. The college will allocate existing resources strategically and fairly based upon measurable achievement, demonstrated need, and significance for the college’s core mission.
Allocate resources. The college will allocate resources to increase faculty and staff productivity in serving the needs of the college and furthering its mission.
Obtain new resources. The college will seek new sources of financial support for college and departmental priorities through external fundraising and internal opportunities.
Communicate effectively. Internally and externally, the college will publicize our efforts and accomplishments as we pursue our educational, social, research, and scholarly missions.