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Academic Affairs / Provost

Administration 203
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4116





Administrative Credo

Academic Affairs
Fall, 2001

  • Base your actions and recommendations on a thorough analysis of the issues and the best thinking of all key decision makers.
  • When asking decision-makers to approve recommendations provide sufficient and accurate information (representing all points of view) for them to make an informed decision.
  • Communicate your decisions to all affected by the decision.
  • Practice the collegial process when developing college policy or decisions that affect the college/division.
  • Ensure your communications accurately represent the entire set of information.
  • Seek contrary points of view before making key decisions.
  • Make sure your hiring decisions are above reproach.
  • Avoid even the appearance of bias toward any individual or group.
  • Practice decentralization allowing subordinates to make decisions when it is within their role and responsibility.
  • Recuse yourself from any situation where you may be seen as interfering with the outcome when it is the responsibility of others.
  • Assure that your actions can not be viewed as retaliation against any individual who has made a complaint against you or who has disagreed with you in any way, either in private or publicly.
  • Restrict your discussion of personnel issues or interpersonal disputes (either involving yourself or others) to university officials who are charged with this responsibility or who are directly involved with the issue or dispute.
  • Treat all individuals with respect and fairness.