Guiding Principles of Central Department of Public Administration (CDPA)

The following seven principles will guide those CDPA strategic actions as it strives for excellence in all of its activities.

  1. Student-Centered Approach
    The Campus/CDPA will promote a student-centered culture that sustains educational excellence, fosters student development, and supports high levels of student achievement.
  2. Campus Community
    The Campus/CDPA will continue to grow as a collaborative and collegial community that is an attractive and humane place to teach, learn, and work.
  3. People
    The Campus/CDPA will foster individual and professional growth and personal and social responsibility for all members of the campus community.
  4. Programmes
    The Campus/CDPA will maintain a balance between theory and practice in its academic programs while broadening its offerings to include programmes in rural development, governance, security, conflict, emerging behavioral and social sciences and technologies, and relevant fields.
  5. International Initiatives and Diversity
    The Campus/CDPA community will promote and sustain international initiatives and embrace cultural diversity as the norm.
  6. Community and Economic Development
    The Campus/CDPA, in partnership with its various constituencies, will advance community and economic development in the country to improve the quality of life and raise the educational level of its citizens.
  7. Resources
    The Campus/CDPA will more effectively and efficiently utilize and expand its human, physical, technological, and financial resources.
    Public Administration Campus/CDPA shares with the other campuses for the following core characteristics or purposes:
    1. Commitment to excellence and responsiveness within a scope of influence defined by the needs of an area of the state, and by particularly outstanding programmes or distinctive characteristics that have a magnet effect throughout the nation;
    2. A commitment to teaching/learning environment, both inside and outside the classroom, that sustains instructional excellence, serves a diverse and university-prepared student body, promotes high levels of student achievement, offers academic assistance, and provides developmental studies programmes;
    3. A commitment to public service, continuing education, technical assistance, and economic development activities that address the needs, improve the quality of life, and raise the education level within the University’s scope of influence; and
    4. A commitment to scholarly and creative work to enhance instructional effectiveness and to encourage faculty scholarly pursuits, and a commitment to applied research in selected areas of institutional strength and area need.

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