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culture TEST

Initatives and activities at the College aimed at encouraging a strong culture embedded in core values

Our goal

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.

Community development

The following initiatives and activities at the College are aimed at encouraging a strong culture embedded in core values:

RITUALS & EVENTS College-wide events celebrating values help increase communication and collaboration, and place emphasis on culture for the greater community. COMMUNICATION 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. HIRING 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. INCENTIVES Awards and bonuses for faculty and staff who embody College values emphasize the importance of values in their daily work. TRAINING 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.

COMMUNICATION

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.

TRAINING

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.

HIRING

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.

INCENTIVES

Awards and bonuses for faculty and staff who embody College values emphasize the importance of values in their daily work.

Timeline

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