Multicultural Student Services Center

74 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

mssc@etal.uri.edu401.874.2851 Fax: 401.874.5952

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MCAA Vision, Mission, Values and Goals

Vision statement:
The Multicultural College Administrators Association (MCAA) strives to be the best diversity-related organization in Rhode Island with mutually beneficial interconnections with higher education institutions in Southeastern New England.

Mission Statement:
The Multicultural College Administrators Association (MCAA) was created to provide support and professional development to multicultural college administrators in higher education institutions in Rhode Island with mutually beneficial interconnections with higher education institutions in Southeastern New England.  Members provide expertise in the development and delivery of diversity programs and services to ensure that inclusive excellence is embedded in the various diversity initiatives on campuses in the region.

Value Statements:
We believe the mission and goals reflect our shared values related to the importance of our diversity work and expertise in higher education institutions. Our desire is to establish MCAA as a cutting edge diversity organization for our members and institutions. To meet this outcome, we are stressing five core values: excellence, professional development, respect, collaboration, and research.
Excellence
We strive for excellent performance both individually and collectively as a team.
Professional development
Members explore a wide range of options for their personal and professional development.
Respect
We believe in the principles of equity and social justice and commit ourselves to creating environments of respect for all persons and their contributions.
Collaboration
We accept the shared responsibility of working together across institutions in order to integrate, expand and institutionalize our diversity initiatives.
Research
We commit ourselves to establishing our programs, services, and policy recommendations on principles and “best practices” that, wherever possible, emerge from research and professional judgment.

Goal Statements:

We accomplish our mission through the following goals:

  1. Collaborating on program development and delivery of services to members
  2. Networking with other  multicultural college administrators in higher education
  3. Recognizing the accomplishments of members and local institutions for exceptional diversity initiatives
  4. Identifying and sharing best practices
  5. Enhancing knowledge of current research related to diversity initiatives

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