Effecting Change at Syracuse University: The Importance of Values, Mission, and Vision

  • Kenneth A. Shaw Syracuse University
Keywords: Higher Education, Change, Educational Mission


Change comes slowly in higher education, where, it seems, colleges and universities operate by the priniciple that nothing new should happen for the first time. Nevertheless, significant change has become the norm on campuses across the nation. As these institutions adapt, they will do well to be guided by core values, clear missions, and a vision for the future. Syracuse University is one of many following such a path to the twenty-first century.