Vision, Mission, and Goals

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Our Vision and Mission for Undergraduate Education

Our vision:

That UC Davis offer the strongest learning environment of any research university in the nation.

Our mission:

Undergraduate Education advocates for diverse educational experiences that promote inclusive learning. Ultimately, we serve students by aligning resources with opportunities to foster curiosity, engaged citizenship and academic success. We work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to achieve these goals.

Our core values:

In serving our students and accomplishing our mission, we value

  • Curiosity
  • Advocacy
  • Inclusivity
  • Kindness

Our priorities:

  1. Increase academic success for all students, thereby closing persistence and achievement gaps; and
  2. Cultivate undergraduate students who have discovered and developed their unique talents, and, as a result, can tackle their generation's most pressing challenges.