Drake's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.

Our inspiration is that together we transform lives and strengthen communities.
Teaching & Learning
Providing exceptional learning opportunities and programming to fulfill Drake's mission by meeting the needs of those we serve, including students, alumni, and the many communities of which we are a part.
 
left navigation
right navigation
Reflection
Building on our successes and seizing opportunities for improvement through the pervasive assessment of Drake's educational and operational effectiveness in achieving its mission.
 
left navigation
Photo of student sitting at table.
Objective: Achieve pervasive and continuous assessment of student learning outcomes. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: Trends were reviewed in the graduates' first time pass rates and scores on two national board exams. From the analysis, areas of interest were identified and shared with faculty. As a result, the pharmacy law course was revised to add emphasis in specific areas. Law School: As a result of assessment, changes were made to require advanced writing at both the second and third-year student level to increase writing development opportunities and increase the use of formative feedback, peer editing, and rewriting.
right navigation
Execution
Implementing and executing administrative processes in order to deliver on Drake's mission efficiently and effectively.
 
left navigation
right navigation
Stewardship
Developing and sustaining our resources – human, financial, and material – in order to fulfill the commitments of Drake's mission.
 
left navigation
right navigation