Update 05/17/07

General Recommendations and Information

  • Values mean different things to different people. For example, one person might define "knowledge" as education; another person might define it as "experience"; and a third person might say it is both.
  • It is important to keep the list of Core Values as short as possible.
  • The Core Values website is now available.
  • After all groups have met and prepared a final list, the information will be posted on the website. Faculty and staff will be asked to provide feedback by completing an online survey.
  • Group II has recommended changing our definition of Core Values to:

    Core values represent our shared beliefs and they define the character and essence of Seminole State.
  • In addition to considering what is written on each group's list, please think about this comment from Frank Albritton (Group II):
    I think this sums up much of what our group was saying:

    "Our V.O.I.C.E. in Academic Freedom."

    VOICE = Virtue, Opportunity, Integrity, Collegiality, Excellence

Group I, Meeting two - May 7, 2007


Primary Values

  • Knowledge
  • Respect
  • Equality
  • Integrity
  • Compassion

Secondary values

  • Respect diversity
  • Nurture relationships
  • Nurture growth and development
  • Respect time
  • Helpfulness - inside and outside of Seminole State

Secondary values continued

  • Leadership skills
  • Truthfulness
  • Empathy
  • Honor


Group II, Meeting two - May 15, 2007

Suggested Core Values

  • Pursuit of knowledge
    • Opportunity
  • Critical inquiry
  • Integrity
    • Academic
    • Professional
  • Academic freedom
  • Collegiality
    • Mutual respect
  • Honesty
    • Truthfulness
    • Clarity
  • Fairness
  • Civic virtue
  • Excellence


Group III, Meeting two- May 10, 2007


Primary Values

  • Communication
  • Trust
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Commitment to learning and teaching
  • Responsibility
  • Fairness

Secondary values

  • Understanding
    (related to communication and respect)
  • Teamwork
    (related to communication)
  • Openness to new ideas
    (related to communication)
  • Equality
    (related to respect)

Next steps:

Meeting Three

The entire group will meet together in June. At that time, the group will produce one final list to share with the college community.

Term I, 2007-08

Group members will meet with departments throughout the College. During those meeting, the list of values will be distributed and discussed. College faculty and staff will be asked to send their input by a specific date. Final recommendations will be sent to Executive Team by October 1.

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