Guiding Principles

The guiding principles for this project establish the expectations around how we work together and how we make decisions.  These principles are a reminder to keep the project goals in mind as we collaborate on this project across the institution.


  1. This is a team effort.  Support, trust and respect each other.
  2. Welcome all feedback and questions.
  3. Involve our community wherever possible.
  4. Celebrate success and milestones.
  5. Communicate clearly, openly and often.


  1. Use the system and modern practices wherever possible.
  2. Design for the rule, not the exception.
  3. Design processes with the user experience in mind.
  4. Place institutional needs before individual and departmental needs.
  5. Make thoughtful and informed decisions quickly and through established governance structures.