Michael Harris: Crafting a MBA Faculty Values Statement

4 Pages Posted: 30 May 2017

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Mark E. Haskins

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business


Worried that a graduate business school is in danger of losing the legacy of shared values that make it so special to many faculty members, one member feels a responsibility to create a document that articulates and codifies a set of shared faculty values. He decides that the way to begin is to use the school's mission statement as the starting point.



Sept. 6, 2013


Leaving the Faculty Meeting

As Karen Nunez and Michael Harris headed back to their respective offices after the first faculty meeting of the school year, Nunez asked, “Do you think our colleagues share a similar set of values?”

The question didn't seem odd or out of place to Harris given that the faculty meeting's first agenda item that day had been the introduction of new faculty. Nunez's question, however, got Harris thinking. He wondered whether: (a) a set of core values among the existing faculty was identifiable; (b) the new hires had been apprised of any existing shared values; (c) a set of stated, shared faculty values was a potentially useful resource in future searches for new faculty; and (d) in the absence of an existing faculty values statement, a succinct one could be robustly crafted.

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Keywords: Shared values, mission statement

Suggested Citation

Haskins, Mark E., Michael Harris: Crafting a MBA Faculty Values Statement. Darden Case No. UVA-E-0388, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2974187

Mark E. Haskins (Contact Author)

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