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Services for Community

Outreach And Public Service

Extend, apply, and exchange knowledge between the Institute and society by applying scholarly expertise to intellectual, social and technological problems, by helping organizations and individuals respond to their changing environments, and by making the knowledge and resources created and preserved at the Institute accessible to the citizens. Using the resources of its multiple campuses in an integrated fashion, the Institute vies to strengthen the services to the state through the education of a modern work force, research and development, technology commercialization, and partnership with businesses, government and community groups.

In all of its activities, the Institute strives to sustain an open exchange of ideas in an environment that embodies the values of academic freedom, responsibility, integrity, and cooperation; that provides an atmosphere of mutual respect, free from discrimination and prejudice on any ground; that assists individuals, institutions, and communities in responding to a continuously changing world; that is conscious of and responsive to the needs of many communities it is committed to serve; that creates and supports partnerships within the Institute, with other educational systems and institutions, and with communities to achieve common goals that set high expectations for, and empower individuals within the community.