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Vision, Mission and Core Values


The research enterprise will be recognized as one of the most innovative, progressive, agile and rapidly growing in the nation, in service of society and economic development.


To effectively and professionally serve the research community and to lead the university in creating, directing and propagating institutional research priorities

Core Values


We will take ownership of our individual and collective responsibilities, work products, and performance. We will celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes in order to achieve our goals and objectives.


We will come together as division and community to partner toward shared goals. We will encourage open communication and cooperative interactions to enhance our innovation and creativity.


We will consistently "do the right thing" with our actions, thoughts and words in service to each other and our community. We will uphold uncompromising integrity and honesty in all action and interactions.


We will serve and lead our community beyond what is expected as one united division. We will continuously strive to produce the highest quality work and maximize the value we deliver.


We will value the skills, strengths and perspectives of our diverse team by fostering participation and creating an atmosphere of courtesy, acceptance and belonging.


We will conduct our work with respect and dignity, with diligence and enthusiasm, and with skill and mastery of process and desired outcomes.