The following core values reflect the essential tenets that guide the Department of Instructional Technology in its efforts to improve P-12 student learning.
- Excellence in teaching, marked by rigor and relevance.
- Facilitating meaningful and engaging learning experiences for our candidates that will enhance their ability to incorporate the ISTE, COSN, and iNACOL standards into all aspects of their professional practice.
- All components of faculty scholarship, including the Scholarship of Teaching, Supervision & Mentoring; Research and Creative Activity; Professional Service, and Administration & Leadership.
- Purposeful and necessary service to the department, college, university, schools, and profession.
- Democratic principles of educational equity for all learners modeled through reflective teaching, learning, leadership, service and the use of accessible technologies. We value diversity, global collaboration, professionalism, and shared governance.
- We value preparing our candidates to effectively teach diverse groups of P-12 students using accessible technologies and universal design for learning.
- A safe, collegial workplace established and sustained by its members who are valued for their talents and diversity of experiences, background, and perspectives.
- The process of guiding and mentoring faculty and students for success and sustainability. We strongly value senior faculty mentoring junior faculty members.
- Collegiality and academic citizenship, exemplifying high standards of ethical and professional behavior.
- The appropriate use of technology and the role it plays in effective teaching and learning.
- Staying up-to-date on current and emerging technologies and their applications in P-12 schools.
- Creativity and innovation to support teaching, learning, and leadership in P-12 schools.