Values Statement March 2019


The University of Maine and its regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias, take great pride in serving as a research, education, and workforce development engine for our state and for the world. We inspire new knowledge, prepare our diverse body of students to be global citizens, and reach learners in every county in Maine, throughout the region, and across the globe through our research, teaching, and service imprint.

The following value statements are inter-operational. Each informs and relies on the others, and together are the foundation for the way in which we do our work.

Fostering Learner Success

The university is committed to fostering learning for all. We provide access and opportunity in and out of the classroom to prepare students for career success and civic engagement. Our faculty and staff support lifelong learning through excellence in teaching and co-curricular activity. Our inclusive community welcomes all learners and strives to sustain an enriching environment in which they can flourish and succeed.

Creating and Innovating for Maine and Beyond

As Maine’s land grant and sea grant institution, we produce new knowledge to serve the state, the nation, and the world. Innovation, creativity, and discovery are fundamental to who we are and what we do: they help us serve the people of Maine and people everywhere. We train the next generation of leaders to solve problems and promote solutions for the challenges we all face.

Growing and Advancing Partnerships

We collaborate with many partners to advance the cultural, economic, and civic interests of communities throughout Maine and the world. As a public flagship university, we are stewards responsible for the resources entrusted to us. Through our engaged partnerships, we seek to make a difference in science, industry, commerce, state and local government, and the arts for the present and future betterment of all.