Mission, Vision, and Values

Commonwealth University

Mission Statement

Our hard-working and determined students are at the heart of everything we do. Commonwealth University leverages the power of 果冻传媒官网, Lock Haven, and Mansfield to provide affordable, high-quality education emphasizing high-impact practices, personal and career connections, and inclusivity supporting all learners to succeed in our region and beyond.

Vision Statement

Commonwealth University will be a premier regional public institution that supports and prepares all students for success in the global workforce by providing an accessible and transformative educational experience.

Values

Student-Centered

As faculty and staff, this means we:

  • Put students first by meeting them where they are to help them achieve success.
  • Provide holistic support to adapt our work around the needs of our students.

As students, this means we:

  • Feel supported through available resources, faculty and staff interaction, and the meaningful connections we make on campus.
  • Have ample opportunities for growth, individualized attention, and academic and career development.

Welcoming & Inclusive

As faculty and staff, this means we:

  • Represent the diversity of our students and create an environment in which all students, faculty, and staff feel supported, affirmed, and empowered.
  • Encourage robust dialogue, intellectual curiosity, and diversity of thought while cultivating opportunities to have experiences with faculty, staff, and alumni as role models and mentors.

As students, this means we:

  • Take an active role in fostering a welcoming and inclusive community.
  • Seek out perspectives that are different from our own, create opportunities for dialogue, and encourage respectful discussions among a diversity of viewpoints.

Accessible

As faculty and staff, this means we:

  • Cultivate an encouraging educational experience that supports all students.
  • Invest in and connect students to resources that promote persistence and success.

As students, this means we:

  •  Have the financial support and resources to make college affordable through scholarships and financial aid packages.
  • Feel supported by faculty, staff, and campus partners and are able to easily access the personal assistance we are provided.

Innovative & Exceptional

As faculty and staff, this means we:

  • Provide a best-in-class practical and hands-on educational experience that prepares students to succeed as global citizens.
  • Build connections to new opportunities and programs, leveraging employers, alumni, and cutting-edge research to ensure we provide a high-quality educational experience.

As students, this means we:

  • Have access to state-of-the-art technology and equipment to enhance our academic experience through in-person, hybrid, online, multimodal, and hands-on learning.
  • Have practical opportunities to engage within and beyond the classroom to develop knowledge and skills we need to succeed in the global workforce.

Collaborative

As faculty and staff, this means we:

  • Learn from each other and take advantage of the opportunity to build meaningful partnerships with colleagues, both on our 鈥渉ome鈥 campuses and across the triad.
  • Engage in effective best practice sharing and relevant professional development to enable highly effective teaching, student support, and effective institutional management.

As students, this means we:

  • Have varied and significant opportunities to foster relationships and build community with our peers, mentors, faculty, and staff across all three campuses.
  • Are engaged in the communities surrounding our campuses through meaningful partnership and service.

Resilient

As faculty and staff, this means we:

  • Are motivated to persevere through challenges and adversity.
  • Are dedicated to ensuring students have the resources, support, and opportunities they need to be successful.

As students, this means we:

  • Are hard-working and have the grit, resolve, and determination to power through obstacles and barriers that come our way.
  • Are committed to and motivated by our future success