Mission, Vision and Core Values Review 2023-24

A campus-wide committee reviewed our mission, vision and core values during the 2023-24 academic year.
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During the 2023-2024 academic year, the university began a review of its mission, vision and core values. Upon the announcement of President Lapidus’ planned retirement, it was determined that a full review would be deferred and that a more limited, foundational review would occur in advance of President Hodge’s arrival in July of 2024.  

A campus-wide committee conducted an inclusive and transparent process that included regular updates to the campus community and requests for feedback. A summary report of their activities, findings and recommendations can be viewed here:

Mission Review Summary

As defined by the New England Commission of Higher Education's Standard 1.1, "The mission of the institution defines its distinctive character, addresses the needs of society, identifies the students the institution seeks to serve, and reflects both the institution’s traditions and its vision for the future. The institution’s mission provides the basis upon which the institution identifies its priorities, plans its future, and evaluates its endeavors; it provides a basis for the evaluation of the institution against the Commission’s Standards."

Mission Review Committee

The committee includes representation from across campus constituencies.

The Mission Review Committee's meetings took place at the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, January 24, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Percival 208
  • Wednesday, February 14, 8 to 9 a.m., Percival 208
  • Wednesday, February 28, 8 to 9 a.m., Percival 208
  • Wednesday, March 6, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Percival 208
  • Wednesday, March 13, 8 to 9 a.m., Percival 208
  • Wednesday, April 3, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Percival 208
  • Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Percival 208
  • Thursday, November 30, 2-3:30 p.m., Science 314
  • Wednesday, May 1, 8-9 a.m., Percival 208
  • Thursday, May 30, 2-3 p.m., Percival 208

Members of the campus community may also contact the committee at mission2024@fitchburgstate.edu