Mission, Vision, and Values

Aviation and Transportation Technology Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology is to support the missions of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Purdue University in serving the citizens of the State of Indiana, the nation, and the world, through learning, scholarship (discovery), and engagement activities that extend aviation technology education, aviation technology discovery efforts and technology transfer, and implementation (application) of emerging technology for the global aviation industry. Student learning is advanced by discovery and engagement activities that enhance economic and social development.

Vision Statement

The School of Aviation and Transportation Technology will be the recognized global leader in aviation technology education through excellence in faculty, students, curricula, laboratories, and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Aviation and Transportation Technology Core Values

The Purdue Polytechnic at Purdue University, including the Statewide Technology System, commits to adopt the University's core values. In order to carry out its unique mission and vision in the University system, the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology also strives to adopt the following additional set of core values.

The faculty and staff of the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology endeavor to:  

  • Provide technology-intensive education of exceptional quality that meets the high academic standards of Purdue University, and the specific needs of the nation's aviation and aerospace industries.
  • Provide students with learning-centered experiences that prepare them to be innovative, that instill a vision of aviation as a global industry, and that enable them to excel in their future academic and professional pursuits.
  • Foster an environment for faculty, staff, and students that stimulates excellence and commitment to discovery and life-long learning.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, both within the College and across the University, as equal partners, in ways that capitalize on the unique strengths of each.
  • Work together for the common good of the College and University to constantly improve every aspect of the school, through teamwork, responsibility, accountability, integrity, and trust.
  • Provide friendly, timely, and professional service, focused on the needs of the customer.
  • Actively engage with community, business, and industry partners served by this school and each statewide technology location.
  • Serve the technical education needs of the State of Indiana in times and locations that are both practical and convenient.
  • Provide an educational and work environment characterized by equal access, inclusiveness, and cultural and gender diversity.