Initiatives & Priorities

We foster inclusive environments where students and faculty can engage in learning and teaching, scholarly research and creative work, and pursue opportunities for civic and ethical leadership.

Vision of Academic Affairs

To be a highly flexible organization that emphasizes collaboration and creativity in its provision of leadership, vision and resources for both the effective day-to-day support of the University’s academic units and the attainment of the University’s academic goals. The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and deans lead the implementation of this vision by investing its resources in five distinct initiatives and programs.

With a steadfast commitment to academic freedom, freedom of expression, and respect for intellectual property rights, the university continues to serve as an engine for innovation and creative work.

Middle States Self-Study 2021 (PDF)

Core Values

Towson University's academic community is a special one in which friendliness, caring and nurturing are much more than hollow words. In addition to the preservation of these important characteristics, the university's core academic values are:

  • Intellectual depth and integrity
  • Creativity in teaching, learning and discovery that leads to individual and collective transformation
  • Collaboration across disciplines
  • High standards in personal and unit performance
  • Commitment to a diverse and multicultural community
  • Civic responsibility and engagement

Every decision made, no matter how small or large, will address the question: Does this adhere to and contribute to Towson University's core academic values?

Academic Strategic Plan (PDF)