Our mission calls for a stronger “culture of service” with a clear commitment to faculty and staff colleagues and to our students. For faculty, it calls for a commitment to the entirety of scholarship: teaching, research, and service. For students, it calls for engaging robustly and respectfully with faculty and fellow students. For staff, it calls for working collectively and collaboratively as a part of a team for the greater good. We seek to nurture, within faculty, students, and staff, a stronger sense of identification with, and belonging to, the Duke community. To accomplish these aspirations, we must help articulate the excellence of the arts & sciences and our pride in Duke. We must detail clear expectations for community and professional interactions, provide feedback when expectations are not met, and visibly recognize and tangibly reward when they are. Creating a community where all members are valued is difficult work, and achieving that is an imperfect process. We seek to emphasize constantly the privilege of, and the responsibility for, contributing to the greater University.
- Create a stronger “culture of service” to the department, college, and university
- Provide clear expectations for, and increased recognition of, faculty and staff service
- Support opportunities for community identification and celebration.