NCalU Commitment

  • Outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service and to forging connections among these three interactive components of its mission;
  • Foster faculty research and creative activities in order to ensure the vitality of the university community and enhance its instructional programs.;
  • Foster student-faculty relationships that enrich teaching and learning, develop scholarship, and encourage public service;
  • Establish advisement procedures which assist students in making valid educational and career choices;
  • Recruit and maintain a distinguished faculty with diverse educational and ethnic backgrounds as guided by the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action and sustained through programs of development, research assistance, and retraining;
  • Promote diversity and an understanding of global perspectives;
  • Provide graduate programs which enable students to obtain advanced training in specialized fields and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and new truths through scholarly research and inquiry;
  • Advance the intellectual, cultural, and economic life of the state and region;
  • Sustain an atmosphere of collegiality and trust in which matters of policy and procedural change are recognized as the mutual province of faculty, students, and administration;
  • Provide an environment and support services that will help members of the University achieve their educational goals and enhance their social and learning development, and that will further serve as a source of pride to the University, the alumni, the community, and the state;
  • Strengthen and maintain a viable comprehensive planning, management and evaluation system in order to facilitate effective decision-making, resource allocation and utilization, fiscal accountability and program review, and evaluation;
  • Secure the financial resources necessary to carry out the mission and goals of the institution;
  • occupational interests and levels of potential for achievement;
  • Provide appropriate encouragement and recognition of each member of the University community who contributes to the fulfillment of the University's goals;
  • Provide curricula and other services to respond to the demands of a dynamic, democratic society;
  • Maintain class sizes small enough to promote active student participation and a close working relationship between students and faculty.