The guiding principles and behaviors that embody how your organization and its people are expected to operate. Values reflect and reinforce the desired culture of an organization. Values support and guide the decision making of every workforce member, helping the organization accomplish its mission and attain its vision in an appropriate manner.
Integrity – adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
Example: Integrity and fairness in all interactions, exceeding student and stakeholder expectations, valuing individuals and diversity, protecting the environment, and striving for performance excellence every day.
Service – an act of helpful activity; help; aid.
Example: APSU provides excellence service to promote student, faculty and staff success.
Teamwork – cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause.
Example: An effective leadership system respects the capabilities and requirements of workforce members and other stakeholders, and it sets high expectations for performance and performance improvement. It builds loyalties and teamwork based on the organization’s vision and values and the pursuit of shared goals. It encourages and supports initiative and appropriate risk taking, subordinates’ organizational structure to purpose and function, and avoids chains of command that require long decision paths. An effective leadership system includes mechanisms for the leaders to conduct self-examination, receive feedback, and improve.
Honesty - honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright and fair.
Example: APSU’s honesty promotes loyalty from its students, faculty and staff.
Respect - esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability.
Example: APSU respects their students, faculty and staff and their abilities.
Commitment - a pledge or promise; obligation.
Example: APSU is committed to promoting the success of the students and professional development for our faculty and staff.
Excellence - the fact or state of excelling; superiority; eminence.
Example: APSU continues to reengineer services and products and continuously strives to excel in service to our students, faculty and staff.