We believe that a shared sense of purpose and action, backed by behaviors that reflect our values, is vital to achieving our strategic vision. Find out why. Assuring that aspects such as our promotion process, incentives and career development are aligned with our core values will help us foster a culture of daring, leadership and inclusivity.
The following initiatives and activities at the College are aimed at encouraging a strong culture embedded in core values:
Reinforcing values and strategic priorities through communication is a critical component of culture-building, and raises awareness in items ranging from lobby displays and social media to in-person town halls and discussions.
Providing professional development and training anchored by core values raises the bar. It creates consistency in leadership and a shared understanding among all faculty and staff.
RITUALS & EVENTS
College-wide events celebrating values help increase communication and collaboration, and place emphasis on the priority of culture for the greater community.
Talent is at the core of success, and considering College values such as creativity, diversity and collaboration when hiring enriches that pool of talent, strengthening the effects of a positive culture.
PROMOTION & TENURE
Articulating the principles and criteria for the faculty promotion and tenure process ensures consistency in priorities.
Awards and bonuses for faculty and staff who embody College values emphasize the importance of values in their daily work.
Fall 17: Establish working groups, begin values awareness campaign
2018: Pilot incentive programs, propagate new P&T criteria
2019: Evaluate additional incentive proposals, continued education of P&T criteria
2020: Continue to evaluate and iterate as necessary