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The Gallaudet Promise was introduced by President Cordano in 2019 and endorsed by the Board of Trustees in October 2019. Phase One of the three planned strategic phases was introduced in February 2021, and endorsed by the Board of Trustees. Read on to learn more about the 5 grand challenges, 3 priorities, 3 imperatives, and the first phase of strategic planning.
The five grand challenges are:
ASL Version – GU Shared Community Values
Gallaudet is our space where the Deaf experience and sign language vibrancy and vitality thrive. By acting together for the greater good of our students and our community, we create a better world.
Our values reflect our human connection to each other. Values make a difference when each of us actively applies them as we learn, work and engage with each other.
Gallaudet’s current transformation is a commitment to address five grand challenges.
These grand challenges are central to Gallaudet’s 10-year vision, The Gallaudet Promise. They compel us to act.
Central to transforming Gallaudet and achieving the Gallaudet Promise, our grand challenges and our priorities, are three imperatives or central values that must be integrated into all of the strategic work and, indeed all aspects of the University:
To address the grand challenges and achieve the Gallaudet Promise, the University will engage in initiatives within our identified priority areas:
The Gallaudet Promise grew from the Gallaudet community – its goals, needs, and desires as well as the work that happened during the most recent strategic plan. The vision was endorsed by the Board of Trustees in October 2019.The Gallaudet Promise is important because it is a road-map for how we will create a more sustainable and vibrant life experience for our students who, in turn, will impact the community of deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind people, and all of humanity.
Join us today by considering how you will begin to integrate these challenges and values into your everyday work.More information is coming soon.
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