Student Success- Fisher values its students above all. Every plan the College makes and every action it takes must advance the education and promote the success of its undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty as Teachers and Mentors-Fisher values its faculty for their great talent and commitment to teaching. Through close student-faculty interactions, Fisher‘s faculty strive for teaching excellence that reflects and respects the unique interests, needs and abilities of their students. Diversity and Civility- Fisher values diversity of backgrounds and perspectives as essential to transformative learning, and encourages its students to share their cultures and ideas through curricular and co-curricular activities and dialogue. In the midst of difference, Fisher affirms the value of mutual respect and civility as important to sustaining a healthy learning environment. Transparency and Open Communication- Fisher values the meaningful involvement of its community members according to their roles, interests, and abilities. Because meaningful involvement implies knowledge of relevant facts, the College values transparency and open communication among all members of its community. Financial Responsibility and Sustainability -Fisher values the freedom to chart its own future with a minimum of financial constraints. To enjoy this freedom to the fullest, Fisher acts with great financial care and prudence, mindful it is the steward of others‘ trust and treasure, and always putting its students‘ interests first. Service to the Larger World- Fisher values advancing the common good through civic engagement, community service, environmental stewardship, and the public discussion of ideas. Fisher has a special, historical obligation to be a point of access to higher education for the people of Boston, especially first generation students and students from underrepresented groups.