Mission, Vision and Beliefs Statements

As part of multiple efforts to continually improve its programs and services, the AIU embarked on a strategic planning process in March 2010.  During this process, the AIU defined its mission and vision statements, as well as its strategic plan.  Feedback committees of internal and external stakeholders were engaged through electronic surveys, focus groups, individual interviews and development teams. 

AIU Mission

We maximize educational opportunities for all learners by responding to the needs of our community with leading-edge, high-quality, cost-effective programs and services. 

AIU Vision

Educational excellence is a hallmark of our region with all learners having access to the best services, enriching their lives and enabling their contribution to a vibrant economy.

AIU Beliefs

Collaboration
We leverage the collective expertise and experience of our partners, encourage active participation from all constituents, and strive for inclusiveness in our programs and services.

Excellence
We believe that demanding anything less than excellence, internally and externally, is sacrificing the potential that all learners possess, regardless of situation or circumstance.

Trust
We strive for character, competence, integrity, professionalism, and transparency in all that we do as they are necessary for building an effective education community.

Innovation
We cultivate an entrepreneurial environment that fosters creativity as this is vital to conquering the dynamic complexities of an ever-changing world.

Responsiveness
We are driven by the needs of educators and learners in our development and delivery of programs and services.

Leadership
We model a culture of excellence, inspiring effective leaders to create effective teachers and successful students.

Cost-Effectiveness
We ensure programs and services are valuable, affordable, and of superior quality.

Continuous Quality Improvement
We are dedicated to ongoing, evidence-based improvement and challenging the status quo in order to advance education and provide rich and relevant opportunities for educators and learners.

AIU Strategic Plan

The strategic plan was approved by the AIU board in early 2011 and is currently being implemented and fulfilled.

AIU Annual Report

The AIU’s award-winning Year in Review is designed to highlight the impact that the AIU has on education throughout the region.  This publication contains a budget report as well as information about many of the AIU’s nearly 130 programs and services.

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