Thriving communities with equitable outcomes for all
Pursuing a more socially just society through education, scholarship, and engagement.
To do this, we…
…equip professional social workers with the knowledge and skills to facilitate well-being and equity.
…conduct groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research that informs policy and practice.
…build partnerships that leverage our resources to improve lives in Tennessee and beyond.
Innovation: Committing to a spirit of continual learning and creativity in education, scholarship, engagement, and administration.
Respect: Recognizing and honoring the dignity, value, and well-being of each person, in all of their identities and interests.
Empathy: Informing action with curiosity and understanding.
Inclusion: Equipping programs and decision-makers to provide equitable access to opportunities and resources.
Collaboration: Building authentic, mutually beneficial relationships that empower shared success.
Integrity: Exemplifying transparency, accuracy, and the highest standards of professional ethics.
Accountability: Holding ourselves and one other responsible for living into our shared values.
Strategic Vision Booklet