Pillars of the College of Education and Human Ecology
Taking a whole family approach, we work with community partners to grow comprehensive, wraparound services that meet young families’ basic needs. We are defining new strategies to work across the lifespan, starting with our youngest children.
Urban and Rural Education
By forming unique partnerships with communities, both urban and rural, we can close education gaps and improve lives. Concurrently, we deepen our college students’ learning, energize our academic and research agendas and inform new policies.
Health and Economic Vitality
To advance human health, well-being and economic vitality, our programs shape consumer experiences in hospitality and retail settings, build knowledge of human nutrition and the science of exercise and support human development and family dynamics.
With a multidisciplinary approach, we are developing more effective and inclusive models of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) education. We are preparing more underrepresented groups to fulfill the jobs of the future.
Global and Local Engagement
We believe that by engaging with people from different cultures and experiences, we gain new perspectives that enhance our global reach and local impact. We expand our cross-cultural competence by cultivating deeper scholarly and service partnerships at home and abroad.
in transformative high-impact teaching, research and service devoted to our students and community
in our plans, actions and outcomes especially in the face of challenging circumstances and in the absence of agreement
in creating a community that is inclusive and equitable in representation, language, action and behavior
in a continuous process of discovery that is solution focused and community based
in cultivating an academic community with global awareness and engagement