EDHD's Mission Vision Statements & Conceptual Framework

College of Education and Human Development Vision

The College is committed to developing a dynamic community of lifelong learners and leaders who celebrate the interconnections among individuals and disciplines in pursuit of improving society and the human condition.

College of Education and Human Development Mission

Bowling Green State University aspires to be the premier Learning Community in Ohio, and one of the best in the Nation. Through the interdependence of teaching, learning, scholarship, and service we will create an academic environment grounded in intellectual discovery and guided by rational discourse and civility.

Bowling Green State University serves the diverse and multicultural communities of Ohio, the United States and the world.

College of Education and Human Development Conceptual Framework

EDHD’s faculty and staff engaged in conversations about the ideas and principles that we share across our various roles and fields of studies. We asked, “What does, or should, the EDHD Experience mean?" In responding to that question, we developed the EDHD Conceptual Framework:

EDHD Conceptual Framework

A Community of Inclusion, Collaboration, and Respect
Learn across differences by promoting equitable and inclusive practices

Leadership and Service
Develop capacities to lead and serve professions and communities

Integrative and Experiential Learning
Engage through practice and reflection

Inquiry and Innovation
Integrate theory and practice to generate knowledge and promote public good

Professional Preparation
Commit to meaningful personal and professional lives

While all of the principles are important, nothing else is possible if we are not part of a community of inclusion, collaboration, and respect. Consequently, we ask everyone who works in the College to commit to doing something that contributes to our community. As Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

Updated: 01/03/2023 12:06PM