Mission, Vision, & Values


Our mission is to prepare students to become dynamic, innovative, skilled, and socially responsible leaders in a changing local and global society. As a learning community of students, scholars, and professionals, we are dedicated to the advancement and development of knowledges, interdisciplinary and student-centered education, equity, and community engagement.


CEIS will be an interdisciplinary and equitable space where students, faculty, and staff across departments co-create intellectual, active, and just learning communities, environments, projects, and initiatives.


We cultivate a supportive and empathetic learning community that places student success and wellbeing at the center of what we do. Our work is guided by values and practices of social justice, including: 

  • Enacting purposeful equity, ethics, and sustainability;
  • Challenging interlocking forms of oppression through intersectional anti-racist education and practices;
  • Engaging local and global communities, ecologies, and natural environments;
  • Implementing creative, interdisciplinary, and integrative approaches in a polytechnic context;
  • Fostering collaboration, communication, and learner-centered pedagogies;
  • Preparing for academics, career, and life-long learning.