As part of our 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, UMB has developed a new set of core values. During April, the University is celebrating Core Values Month and has compiled definitions and a list of “How to Be a Catalyst” suggestions for each set of core values.
They will be rolled out on The Elm each Wednesday this month. The core values are:
- Respect and Integrity
- Well-Being and Sustainability
- Equity and Justice
- Innovation and Discovery
THIS WEEK: INNOVATION and DISCOVERY
We imagine and explore new and improved ways to accomplish our mission through education, research, clinical care, and service.
How to Be a Catalyst for Innovation and Discovery
Promote ingenuity: Encourage thinking that challenges constraints and inertia, and imagine what is possible by exploring opportunities through creative ideas and collective talents.
Commit to continuous improvement: Learn from your failures or mistakes and be open to adopting new or changing knowledge, approaches, and ideas to influence positive outcomes.
Support informed courage: Create a culture in which taking thoughtful risks and proposing or pursuing bold ideas is encouraged and expected.
Bolster collaboration: Support interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teamwork and the sharing of knowledge, leverage insights from others, and promote broad, interinstitutional community input and practice.
Celebrate impactful results: Measure and recognize the effectiveness of new ideas and publicize successes to internal and external audiences.