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A Vision of Information Technology at Illinois Wesleyan

Our Mission

We create a culture of life-long learning by working as a partner with our community to provide the best information resources possible. We prioritize our work based on these core standards: security, community, integrity, learning, and efficiency.

Our Vision

The use of information technology at Illinois Wesleyan University should support the university’s educational mission and community values. Information technology should support and enhance, not replace, face to face teaching and learning. It should be used not only to provide ready access to information and to extend the space of intellectual inquiry within and beyond the classroom, but also to foster those qualities and practices central to a liberal arts education, such as creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, academic inquiry, open and civil communication, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Information technology must not be allowed to isolate individuals, but should be used to promote a sense of belonging to the Illinois Wesleyan community, its many smaller communities, and the world beyond the campus. As an institution of teaching and learning, Illinois Wesleyan must not merely use technology but enhance awareness of how it can be used responsibly and ethically.