Mission, Vision & Values
“To provide the highest quality education and research opportunities in the world, debt-free.”
Our mission is global and enduring. The sufficient capability and capacity to become a leader in global education require courage and a consistent push for innovation. These innovations come from the expertise and dedication of all GCAS faculty, staff, researchers and students. Our professors are committed to teaching practices focused on theoretical and practical ways to maximize students abilities and gifts to better our world. The GCAS community relies on our diverse student body to continue providing opportunities for this well-grounded, debt-free and empowering education.
“To become a world-leading College, providing the highest quality education debt-free to all qualified students around the world.”
The GCAS vision remains consistent. It captures our strategic direction, commitment to excellence, justice, truth and global outreach. Our vision sets the path for increased synergy with renowned scholars and the brightest minds of the younger generation. It also implies that we can and will adapt with the changing tides of technology, taking advantage of the opportunity to grow the classroom beyond the traditional brick-and-mortar college, into a virtual, live and interactive environment.
Democracy: We believe an educated public is essential for a flourishing global society.
Truths: Truths and facts are essential for an informed public, even if inconvenient.
Diversity: Strength is found not in similarities but in the diversity of all living beings and ecosystems.
Educational Economic Justice: Students should have access to an excellent education without incurring debt.
Courage and Community: Speaking truth to power is essential and is a communal act, based on our commitment to justice and equality.