In addition to the Vision and Core Values of BGSU, as a learning community we advance these shared ideals to help create and affirm a culture that encourages personal development, academic and professional integrity, and social action.
We believe that. . .
Effective learning respects how the forces of the past have shaped our current context, which will help us envision future challenges and opportunities.
The cultural legacy of every person should be appreciated, for it contributes to the human fabric of a global community.
Human dignity is honored through collaboration in the pursuit of educational goals and in practices that show our fundamental respect for others.
The quest for knowledge should be a lifelong process as we seek to fulfill our potential for human development.
Human progress is best achieved when we balance the pragmatism of what we can do with the wisdom of what we should do.
Our effectiveness is enhanced when theory guides practice and practice informs theory.
Higher education is best served when different approaches to learning are embraced and high expectations of learning are held.
Leadership in a community of scholars respects individuals' own motivations, including the desire to set their own goals.
Human understanding is fostered through the sharing of reflective thought in an atmosphere of appreciation and deliberation.
Scholars learn best when they are willing to teach and teach best when they are willing to learn.