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Westcliff University
About Westcliff

Our Mission, Vision, & Values

Westcliff University’s institutional mission is to educate, inspire, and empower students from around the world to acquire the competencies to excel personally and professionally through practical, innovative, high-quality distance and campus programs.

Vision Statement

Westcliff University aspires to become recognized for its student-centered education preparing, inspiring, and enabling students to succeed in a quickly changing world. We envision becoming a well-respected and innovative educational institution both in the United States and abroad reflecting not only the nature of our academics but also the respected actions of our students in their professional and personal lives.

Core Values

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Mutual Respect
  • Personal Accountability
  • Social Responsibility
  • Global Citizenship
  • Inclusion

Core Competencies

An important dimension to Westcliff University’s mission to educate, inspire, and empower students from around the world is the attainment of core competencies. These competencies delineate the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that are critically needed to achieve the university mission, and as such play a vital role in the development of each student. Additionally, these competencies are aligned institutional learning outcomes specific to the Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate levels. The following core competencies align with the institutional learning outcomes and form a theme of personal and professional enrichment:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Information Literacy
  • Quantitative Reasoning

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela