Wesleyan’s Mission Statement

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What do you think Wesleyan’s “mission” is? What is this institution all about? What positively sets us apart from our peers?

A University committee headed up by Dr. Charles Salas, Director of Strategic Initiatives, is currently working on language for an official mission statement for Wesleyan. According to Dr. Salas, Wesleyan has never actually had a mission statement, but we are being required to come up with one by our regional accrediting agency.

Dr. Salas is looking for student input on the mission statement, and began last night by introducing the committee’s current draft to the WSA. We’ve posted the draft on our blog, and we’re inviting you to head over there and leave us your comments. You will be asked for a username and password – just use your Wes login and you’ll be taken right to the comments page.

-Saul Carlin ’09, WSA Vice-President

24 thoughts on “Wesleyan’s Mission Statement

  1. Anonymous

    Me too. I think somewhere I read “Wesleying: Inspiring practical idealists since 1831” and I really liked that a lot. I don’t see it around much though. Incorporating that same idea into the mission statement is nice.

  2. Anonymous

    Me too. I think somewhere I read “Wesleying: Inspiring practical idealists since 1831” and I really liked that a lot. I don’t see it around much though. Incorporating that same idea into the mission statement is nice.

  3. Yo

    This is what you get when you give a person a big title “Director of Stategic Initiatives” and nothing to do.

  4. Yo

    This is what you get when you give a person a big title “Director of Stategic Initiatives” and nothing to do.

  5. Saul

    #4 and #6 raise valid points and we will work with ITS to establish a robust system for user authentication to accommodate all class years.

  6. Saul

    #4 and #6 raise valid points and we will work with ITS to establish a robust system for user authentication to accommodate all class years.

  7. Anonymous

    Haha classic. The accrediting agency, NEASC (New England Assoc of Schools/Colleges), also made my high school put obnoxious blue banners with our then-new mission statement’s “catch phrases” in the main hallway. I sincerely hope that they don’t force similar decorations upon Usdan.

  8. Anonymous

    Haha classic. The accrediting agency, NEASC (New England Assoc of Schools/Colleges), also made my high school put obnoxious blue banners with our then-new mission statement’s “catch phrases” in the main hallway. I sincerely hope that they don’t force similar decorations upon Usdan.

  9. Saul

    #1- That strikes me as a valid comment – Why don’t you login to the WSA site and get the conversation started over there? I think the committee will take student input more seriously if it isn’t anonymous.

  10. Saul

    #1- That strikes me as a valid comment – Why don’t you login to the WSA site and get the conversation started over there? I think the committee will take student input more seriously if it isn’t anonymous.

  11. Anonymous

    a commitment to “boldness”?
    how about innovation or creativity something that’s actually a thing one could/should be committed to.

  12. Anonymous

    a commitment to “boldness”?
    how about innovation or creativity something that’s actually a thing one could/should be committed to.

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