Vision, Mission, Values and Goals
The Multicultural College Administrators Association (MCAA) strives to be the best diversity-related organization in Rhode Island with mutually beneficial interconnections with higher education institutions in Southeastern New England.
The Multicultural College Administrators Association (MCAA) was created to provide support and professional development to multicultural college administrators in higher education institutions in Rhode Island with mutually beneficial interconnections with higher education institutions in Southeastern New England. Members provide expertise in the development and delivery of diversity programs and services to ensure that inclusive excellence is embedded in the various diversity initiatives on campuses in the region.
We believe the mission and goals reflect our shared values related to the importance of our diversity work and expertise in higher education institutions. Our desire is to establish MCAA as a cutting edge diversity organization for our members and institutions. To meet this outcome, we are stressing five core values: excellence, professional development, respect, collaboration, and research.
We strive for excellent performance both individually and collectively as a team.
Members explore a wide range of options for their personal and professional development.
We believe in the principles of equity and social justice and commit ourselves to creating environments of respect for all persons and their contributions.
We accept the shared responsibility of working together across institutions in order to integrate, expand and institutionalize our diversity initiatives.
We commit ourselves to establishing our programs, services, and policy recommendations on principles and "best practices" that, wherever possible, emerge from research and professional judgment.
We accomplish our mission through the following goals:
- Collaborating on program development and delivery of services to members
- Networking with other multicultural college administrators in higher education
- Recognizing the accomplishments of members and local institutions for exceptional diversity initiatives
- Identifying and sharing best practices
- Enhancing knowledge of current research related to diversity initiatives