Mission. Vision. Values.

Mission:
The Center for Adult and Continuing Studies provides exceptional educational programs and services that link the needs of lifelong learners with the resources of the university.

Vision:
We are recognized as a valuable contributor to and resource for the university and communities. We are dedicated to providing access to educational opportunities that will shape individual lives, professions, and societies.


Our Values

Partnerships and Collaboration
We are receptive to all, specifically academic units, businesses, community organizations, and individuals. We are dedicated to honest and open dialogue, the development of solid relationships, and meaningful educational programming efforts and projects.

Diversity
We are conscientious in our efforts to include differing perspectives and individuals in dialogue. Differences in social, economic, and academic backgrounds enrich our own views and broaden our opportunity to meet the programming needs of our constituents. We encourage participation from those who are often absent from discussions.

Meeting specific needs
We are committed and conscientious in our efforts to define and meet the educational needs and expectations of our constituents through dialogue, research, assessment, and evaluation.

Linking real world with academics
We recognize the world is in constant change and individuals and organizations seek educational opportunities to expand their understanding of themselves, their world, and their professions. We seek to connect the larger community with the academic environment to engage in the creation of a shared and mutual understanding through various programming efforts.

Fiscal Responsibility
We understand the importance of fiscal responsibility and understand our role in contributing to the financial health of the university. We are conscientious in our efforts to provide quality programming in a manner that is fiscally effective and efficient.