CORE VALUES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
Arkansas State University values the following as central to its success:
Student-Centered: A-State is committed to education, inquiry and service in order to meet students’ changing needs. A-State fosters lifelong learning, civic and social responsibility, leadership, and individual and career growth.
Learning-Centered: A-State nurtures intellectual flexibility, knowledge and skills by integrating teaching, research, assessment and learning to promote continuous improvement of our scholarly community.
Excellence: A-State pursues excellence within its community through opportunities for achievement in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity and service.
Diversity: A-State embraces diversity in all of its dimensions realizing that mutual respect for individuality and the inclusion of all are vital for both personal and institutional success.
Service: A-State supports and recognizes service at all levels of the university. A-State strives to contribute to the benefit of the university, the local community, the nation and the world.
Integrity: A-State holds high standards of character and integrity as the foundations upon which the university is built.
A-State seeks to graduate students with the following knowledge and skills:
Creative and Critical Thinking: Students will demonstrate the creative and critical thinking skills needed to evaluate relevant information and/or ideas, formulate innovative strategies, and solve problems.
Communication: Students will communicate effectively in social, academic, and professional contexts using a variety of means, including written, oral, numeric/quantitative, graphic, and/ or visual modes as appropriate to topic, audience, and discipline.
Social and Civic Responsibility: Students will understand the impact and consequences of their actions upon themselves and others, as well as their roles as citizens of a free democratic society.
Diversity and Globalization: Students will be able to live and work effectively with others as an engaged member of a diverse and global society.