Our mission, vision, and values

Our mission

We train leaders and conduct research to inspire evidence-based policymaking and to advance the public good.

Our vision

Evidence-based public policymaking that impacts society’s pressing problems.

Our values

We are driven by intellectual curiosity and innovative ideas and practices.  We are committed to the creation of cross-disciplinary research that impacts society positively over time.

We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive community that respects and engages with a diversity of perspectives and ideas. We are a unifying convener.

We are in service to others through engagement with education, research, and outreach that impacts people’s lives both in and beyond the boundaries of our classrooms, university, and state.

With rigor, we approach issues with a fair and balanced perspective. We lead with facts, data, and nonpartisan analysis.