In support of Western's Mission and Vision, the University
community supports the following mutually dependent principles:
We aspire in our teaching and research to academic excellence which is
recognized nationally and internationally. We set high standards for the
recruitment and performance of our faculty, staff, and students.
We will identify our academic strengths and build on them with selective
allocation of resources.
Education for Leadership
We are committed to a culture of achievement which ensures that Western
graduates are prepared to become leaders of their society. We seek to
create an environment in which students are grounded in the values and
responsibilities of the scholarly life.
We will protect the right of all in our academic community to speak and
write freely. We expect all who study, teach, and do research at Western
to uphold the highest ideals of scholarly responsibility.
We value and support all who work and study at Western and seek to create
an environment in which they can aspire to excellence and succeed. The
realization of our academic objectives depends on Western's people.
As part of our commitment to excellence, we seek to recognize and remove
the obstacles faced by traditionally under-represented groups in order to
facilitate their access to and advancement at Western. We respect and
celebrate the diversity of people who make up our community.
Through our teaching, research and service to the community, we
aspire to play a significant role in improving the quality of life and
fostering economic development in London and this region, in the
Province of Ontario, in Canada, and abroad.
We are accountable to our students and the general public for the quality
of our teaching, research, and service to the community and for the
effective use of our resources.
We will protect Western's autonomy so that the University, through the
Senate and Board, can identify academic priorities and set directions in
support of its Mission.
We are committed to fostering an environment that encourages creativity and
risk-taking on the part of faculty, staff, and students and that is
responsive to new academic opportunities in areas of potential excellence.
We seek cooperative relationships with other academic institutions,
businesses, charitable organizations, and governments to enhance and
support the educational and research opportunities available at Western,
and to bring mutual benefit to the University and its partners.
We are committed to an environment of fairness, broad participation, and
openness in which information is widely shared and the processes for
decision-making are understood and respected.
***UWO, "Leadership in Learning", November 1995***