Innovation and Discovery

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



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.

Learn About UMB’s Core Values Month Events

Learn More About UMB’s Core Values

Read President Jarrell’s Letter About Core Values Month

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