School of Social Work

IUSSW Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement

The mission of the IUSSW is excellence in education, research and service to promote health, well-being, and social and economic justice in a diverse world.

Vision Statement

An exemplary university and community-based collaboration advancing social and economic justice, empowerment, and human well-being in a changing global landscape.

Underlying Values

Social and Economic Justice

  • Equity
  • Fairness
  • Security
  • Inclusion
  • Access to Resources
  • Ethics
  • Nurturance
  • Respect
  • Commitment
  • Stability
  • Transparency

Diversity

  • Equal Access
  • Commitment to Diversity
  • Celebration of Diversity
  • Recruitment of Diversity for Students, Faculty and Staff
  • Embraced and Embodied Diversity
  • Equity
  • Fairness Security
  • Inclusion

Effectiveness

  • Continuing Improvement
  • Leadership
  • Adaptability
  • Balance
  • Critical Thinking
  • Professionalism
  • Joy in work

Empowerment

  • Maximizing on Individual and Collective Potential
  • Individual and Collective Critical Consciousness
  • Continuous Questioning of the World Around Us

Excellence

  • Professionalism
  • Cooperation
  • Commitment
  • Balance
  • Adaptability
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership

Integrity

  • Honesty
  • Openness
  • Trustworthiness
  • Accountability
  • Personal and Professional Standards
  • Respect of Differences
  • Commitment to Our Mission

The concept of resources is key to all values.

 REVISED:  IUSSW Faculty Senate 5-10-2008

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