Political Science Vision, Mission & Values
The vision of Georgia State University’ Political Science Department is to . . .
- Investigate the most crucial questions in politics and society.
- Engage and inspire students.
- Foster global understanding and civic participation.
- Strengthen a culture of respect, inclusion, and collaboration.
The mission of Georgia State University’ Political Science Department is to . . .
- Advance knowledge through research, teaching, and public outreach.
- Promote diverse research agendas and support research excellence.
- Create inclusive, respectful, challenging, and collaborative learning environments.
- Foster engaged citizenship.
We accomplish our mission by:
- Engaging in and disseminating high quality research.
- Encouraging faculty and student collaboration.
- Providing inclusive and excellent educational opportunities to students of diverse backgrounds.
- Preparing students to contribute to their communities as engaged citizens, leaders, and scholars.
- Educating students so that they are highly qualified for their chosen careers.
|We value||This means that we (faculty, staff & students)|
|Curiosity & the Pursuit of Knowledge||Encourage critical thinking by raising, exploring, engaging, and challenging new ideas and new ways of thinking.|
|Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion||Invite, recognize, and engage people of all backgrounds and identities, including, but not limited to races, ages, ethnicities, nationalities, religious beliefs, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities.|
|Empathy & Mentorship||Enable friendly, cooperative, and supportive environments that facilitate interaction with and among students, colleagues, staff, and faculty.|
|Fairness||Are open, impartial, and transparent in evaluation and communication.|
|Honesty & Integrity||Are truthful in our behavior, interactions, relationships, and scholarly work.|
|Respect||Affirm the inherent worth and dignity of human beings.|
|Research Pluralism||Support diverse scholarship, including subjects and methodologies.|