Allied American University is committed to providing online distance education degree programs for a diverse, underserved population of adult learners in a student-centered academic environment. The curriculum offered by AAU is continuously evaluated to ensure a practical nature and a focus on both established and emerging occupations. AAU’s strategic plan is to create a true academic culture by emphasizing faculty-driven educational programs that lead to the acquisition of knowledge and skills, measured by a formal institutional research process, which empowers students to achieve the outcomes of information literacy, career advancement, personal enrichment, leadership, and a commitment to community service.
The core values are a set of principles that are aligned with the University’s mission and guide the practice and development of curriculum, faculty, students, and staff.
Foster a learning environment that promotes responsible, principled behavior which respects the dignity of all members of the community. Students develop interests and acquire knowledge from multiple fields such as economics, the environment, and ethics as well as demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific, historical, and social phenomena.
Conduct all activities in an ethical manner that is both open and collaborative. Commit to practices that are fair, honest, and objective in dealing with students, faculty members, staff, and stakeholders at all levels of the community. Students and faculty are expected to adhere to academic integrity, the highest ethical standards, and professional conduct in all processes and practices. AAU endeavors to systematically and effectively plan, oversee, evaluate, and improve its program objectives to ensure the academic quality and integrity of its academic programs and the semester credits and degrees awarded.
Provide opportunities for lifelong educational options for all student populations, including non-traditional and underserved communities. Broaden access to degree programs for underserved populations through distance education technologies. AAU provides access to online library resources and services that assist students to meet the objectives of the degree program through Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN).
Embrace and promote diversity in policies and practices to prepare students to live and work successfully in an increasingly diverse workplace and society.
Strive to ensure that curriculum, delivery, and support services:
Provide educational programs that lead to the acquisition of measurable knowledge and skills necessary to achieve information literacy, career advancement, personal enrichment, leadership, and service to the community. To ensure program quality, the University assesses practices, policies, and procedures on an ongoing basis to strengthen the overall effectiveness of curriculum, instructional delivery, and operations. AAU maintains a commitment to meet or exceed standards set forth by accrediting and regulatory bodies in all quality control aspects of educational activities, outcomes, and support services.
Strive to develop effective oral and written communication student skills that lead to the clear expression of ideas, feelings, and information. Develop competence in communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and information utilization together with an interest in lifelong learning to enhance opportunities for sustained success.
Enable students to develop a disciplined process of conceptualizing, analyzing, and applying information to use in their daily lives. Critical Thinking Students reflect broad analytical habits of thought, with a particular emphasis on critical thinking. Graduates should have an awareness of both the power and limitations of knowledge, an appreciation for the necessity of a historical grounding in all areas of inquiry, and the acquisition of those skills to identify, evaluate, and use evidence judiciously to fashion well reasoned and persuasive arguments.
The University values intellectual curiosity, along with academic excellence, in the lives of its students. It is AAU’s belief that these values will enable students to achieve greater personal and professional growth that will benefit them at home, on the job, and in their communities.
Therefore, as a result of their studies in the general education curriculum, graduates should:
Be able to reason critically about the various ethical dimensions of society.
Value service to their local community and to broader causes at the national and international level.
Value and demonstrate compassion, justice and mutual respect for all individuals regardless of their physical differences or differences in viewpoints. Assume positions of leadership and high responsibility in all phases of society.