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Department of Political Science Values and Mission

We value excellence in discovery and learning that addresses longstanding, fundamental questions in governance and politics. We are committed to research and teaching that improves the world in tangible ways and is relevant to communities outside the university.


Our values include a commitment to:
a diverse and inclusive department
diversity in methods, research, and teaching topics
a high degree of collegiality and collaboration
mentoring and maintaining a professional academic environment
creating a culture of intellectual curiosity and opportunities for experiential learning
supporting and holding one another accountable for maintaining these values