Core Values

Below is a proposed reordering and categorization of the Iliff Core Values, as originally written, under the following four headings: Academic Engagement, Intersectional Accountability, Relational Respect, and Dynamic Spirituality.

Academic Engagement

Authenticity, Empowerment, Engagement, Honor, Integrity

  • We are a learning community that engages the whole person through mind, body, and spirit.
  • We value scholarship and the integration of theory and experience.
  • We value our progressive theological heritage and how it finds expression in emerging forms of pedagogy and practice.
  • We are an incubator for innovation.

Intersectional Accountability

Action, Dignity, Diversity, Empowerment, Integrity, Respect

  • We value the differences in our community.
  • We align ourselves with social justice, equality, and wholeness.
  • We strive to take care of each other as we journey together.

Relational Respect

Openness, Dignity, Reconciliation, Respect, Transparency

  • We promote honesty and transparency and maintain healthy relationships when in tension.
  • We strive to involve all affected constituents in decision-making processes.

Dynamic Spirituality

Dignity, Respect, Spirituality

  • We value the creative and inspirational nature of our work: spiritual, intellectual, and vocational.
  • We celebrate theological discernment and spiritual depth.
  • Our core values arise out of our United Methodist heritage.