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Earlham Self-Study: Chapter 4 - Criterion One

Criterion One. Mission

The instution's mission is clear and articulated publicly, it guides the institution's operations.
1.A. The instituion's mission is broadly understood within the institution and guides its operations.
1. The mission statement is developed through a process suited to the nature and culture of the instituion and its adopted by the governing board.

Earlham Mission


Principles and Practices


Principles and Practices



Earlham School of Religion

Newlin Center

2. The institution's academic programs, student support services and enrollment profile are consistent with the stated mission.

Principles and Practices

Curriculum Guide

Graduate Programs in Education

Earlham School of Religion


Business Non-profit Management

Environmental Studies

Middle East Studies



Curriculum Guide

HERI Faculty Survey

2012 NSSE

Ford/Knight Projects


Paul Simon Award


Open Doors Data

Off-campus Study

International Student Life

Davis Scholars

Thematic Study Abroad

General Education

Perspectives on Diversity

2012 NSSE



Academic Enrichment Center

Math and Science Center

Writing Center

Summer Writing Initiative

Instructional Technology and Media

Financial Aid Office

Ronald McNair Achievement Program

Bonner Scholars Program

Center for Integrated Learning

Career Education

Alumni Relations

Outdoor Education


Counseling Services

Health Services

Multicultural Affairs

Student Activities

Office of Religious Life

Athletics and Wellness

Safety and Security

Newlin Center

Student Development

Residence Life

First-year Residential Program

Student Governance

Student Organizations

Strategic Plan

Enrollment Profile

Davis Scholars

3. The institution's planning and budgeting priorities align with and support the mission.
1.B. The mission is articulated publicly.

Earlham College

Mission Statement
1. The institution clearly articulates its mission through one or more public documents, such as statements of purpose, vision, values, goals, plans or institutional priorities.

Principles and Practices

Diversity Aspirations Statement

Religious Life

Diversity Progress Report

Student Handbook

Faculty Handbook

Staff Handbook

Curriculum Guide

Governance Manual

Strategic Planning

2. The mission document or documents are current and explain the extent of the institution’s emphasis on the various aspects of its mission, such as instruction, scholarship, research, application of research, creative works, clinical service, public service, economic development, and religious or cultural purpose.

Planning Committee Charge

Principles and Practices

3. The mission document or documents identify the nature, scope, and intended constituents of the higher education programs and services the institution provides

Mission Statement


Graduate Programs in Education

Earlham School of Religion

1.C. The institution understands the relationship between its mission and the diversity of society.

1. The institution addresses its role in a multicultural society.

Diversity Aspirations Statement

Religious Life

Model Religious Life

2. The institution’s processes and activities reflect attention to human diversity as appropriate within its mission and for the constituencies it serves.

Governance Structure

1.D. The institution’s mission demonstrates commitment to the public good.

Bonner Scholars


Community Relations

1. Actions and decisions reflect an understanding that in its educational role the institution serves the public, not solely the institution, and thus entails a public obligation.

Center for Integrated Learning

Bonner Scholar Program

Public Events

Sustainability Office

Sustainability Plan

2. The institution’s educational responsibilities take primacy over other purposes, such as generating financial returns for investors, contributing to a related or parent organization, or supporting external interests.

Investment Policy

3. The institution engages with its identified external constituencies and communities of interest and responds to their needs as its mission and capacity allow.

Community Relations


Sustainability Map

Wellness Center

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