Mission and Governance

Mission of the School

In support of the University's mission, the School of Information educates information professionals who excel in virtual and physical environments and who contribute to the well-being of our global communities.

School Vision

The School of Information will be the global leader in graduate education and research in the information professions, delivering innovative, top quality programs.

Strategic Plan and Shared Governance

Learn about our school's Strategic Plan and our Shared Governance Committees that play an integral part in developing, implementing, and evaluating our strategic plan.

Program Learning Outcomes (Core Competencies of Graduates)

See our statement of core competencies  (program learning outcomes) for graduates of our MLIS program.

See our statement of core competencies  (program learning outcomes) for graduates of our MARA program.

Read about how our competencies prepare our graduates to adapt to changing roles throughout their careers, as published in the January/February 2012 issue of Information Outlook.


Our school's shared values enable us to serve our mission and achieve our vision.

Scholarship and Learning
We value education above all and promote life-long learning and intellectual inquiry through research, scholarship and the pursuit of knowledge

Student and Faculty/Staff Success
We place our highest priority on ensuring the academic success and professional growth and on fostering faculty and staff development, engagement, and renewal


We hold ourselves to the highest standards and support continual improvement and innovation.

We are accountable for our actions and expect honesty and fairness in all our work and interactions. The School of Information also fosters independence and personal responsibility for tomorrow’s leaders.

We value the advancement of diversity via inclusive excellence as a central and critical component of the School of Information’s approach to educating the next generation of information professionals

We value collaborative relationships within and beyond the campus in order to best serve our mission.