Blog 1 – Mission Statements

IU Mission Statement:Bloomington is the flagship residential, doctoral-extensive campus of Indiana University. Its mission is to create, disseminate, preserve, and apply knowledge. It does so through its commitments to cutting-edge research, scholarship, arts, and creative activity; to challenging and inspired undergraduate, graduate, professional, and lifelong education; to culturally diverse and international educational programs and communities; to first-rate library and museum collections; to economic development in the state and region; and to meaningful experiences outside the classroom. The Bloomington campus is committed to full diversity, academic freedom, and meeting the changing educational and research needs of the state, the nation, and the world.

SCAD Mission Statement:SCAD prepares talented students for creative professions through engaged teaching and learning in a positively oriented university environment.

Comments:   I chose both of these mission statements based upon places I would like to work after graduation. I have applied for a position at IU and will be applying for one at SCAD. The SCAD mission statement is rather simple and open ended… Basically, they state that they prepare talented people to be artists. It is not a surprise that their statement is concise since they are artists, who generally focus upon doing rather than talking about doing.

Interestingly, in IU’s mission statement the focus on creativity seems to be a central tenant. They are referring to a more general creativity but that they are aware of and promote creativity in general is a positive sign. However, they go much further than that by also embracing academic pursuits and goals. They are a world-class academic institution and promote the virtues of it.

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