Core Values

Built on the vision that education serves as a keystone in improving society and building better futures for all, we commit to our core values of:


We strive for excellence in all our academic pursuits. We are committed to innovation in our teaching, research and outreach to our communities. We commit to continuous self-improvement to achieve excellence in all our endeavors.

Ethics and Dignity

We are committed to the highest standards of honesty, fairness, respect and professional and scholarly ethics. We demonstrate our value of the dignity and worth of all people. We expect all conduct to be based on integrity, mutual respect and civility, and that conduct is driven by the highest ethical standards.


We embrace all aspects of human diversity and value its necessity to ensure a vibrant learning community. We are committed to providing a college community that is supportive, safe and welcoming. We are committed to ensuring intercultural and international diversity in our curriculum and our people.

Student Focus

We are committed to fostering the professional and personal growth of all students and our fellow colleagues by promoting lifelong learning and leadership development. These interests are the primary focus of college decisions and activities.

Collaboration and Public Engagement

We commit to working collegially and cooperatively in establishing productive partnerships with our colleagues in preK-12 education, university, corporate, nonprofit and public communities. Through these partnerships, we strive to improve education and the quality of life for all to ensure a better future for all.

developed and adopted in fall 2008 by the faculty and staff

Other links of interest

Arrow Mission and Vision
Arrow Keystone Identity
Arrow Strategic Plan
Arrow Conceptual Framework

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2011

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