Mission and Priorities

Our Mission  is to combine the broad institutional perspective and deep local knowledge our unique position affords to: align resources to the teaching and research goals of our units; promote barrier-free collaboration among social science departments and centers; ensure administrative excellence in support of our academic objectives; and foster innovation and diffusion of best practices in administration and academic affairs. We are dedicated to promoting a culture of transparency, equity, and collegiality, and are guided by the belief that diversity is a foundational strength.

Divisional Priorities

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    Promote teaching equity and excellence

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    Recruit and retain the best early-career scholars

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    Align social science campus with academic needs

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    Catalyze research and teaching on inequality

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    Promote effective partnership between academic and administrative leaders

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    Ensure a healthy and productive workplace culture