Back to top

Mission, Vision, and Values

You are here

Mission, vision, and values guide the School of Information Sciences (SIS) as it embraces and shapes the future as an iSchool.

MISSION:

The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences:

Enriching our communities through outstanding research, education, and public service that advance the frontiers of Information.

VISION:

SIS will:

  • Create value through meaningful engagement for a diverse and pluralistic information ecology;
  • Advance original ideas for an information society through inquiry, discovery, scholarship, and creative activity;
  • Lead by preparing ethical, innovative, and reflective information professionals.

VALUES:

As a land-grant institution committed to excellence, SIS values:

  1. Diversity and inclusion, respect for all opinions and people, free exchange of ideas, and academic freedom;
  2. Intellectual curiosity, reflectiveness, and lifelong learning;
  3. Rigor in research, scholarship, teaching, and service;
  4. Student, community and professional engagement;
  5. Adaptability, agility, and flexibility in all we do, using data-driven and transparent decision-making.

Updated: 10/26/2015.