Mission, Vision, & Values

Noel Studio for Academic Creativity

Mission

The Noel Studio for Academic Creativity programs exist to create innovative support for communication, research, and teaching and learning initiatives that enhance deep learning at EKU.

Vision

The Noel Studio for Academic Creativity will lead the EKU community, its service region, and the nation as a transformative physical and virtual hub for innovation in pedagogy, critical and creative thinking, research, and communication.

Values

The Noel Studio promotes the values of innovations in pedagogy and deep learning across campus:

  • self-efficacy
  • intentionality
  • transparency in teaching and learning
  • faculty and students as co-facilitators of learning
  • high-impact practice
  • creative thinking
  • engagement with EKU service region. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is a community that respects and celebrates diversity, which includes, but is not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and cultural or national backgrounds. The Noel Studio is likewise respectful and mindful of our own diverse community of both employees and users. We strive to cultivate culturally responsive pedagogies, practices, services and spaces, and endorse culturally sustaining and empathetic approaches. For more information about diversity at EKU, including links to the University’s comprehensive diversity plans and assessment reports, visit http://diversity.eku.edu/.

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