Core Values of our Department:

  • EXCELLENCE and INTEGRITY- We strive for excellence in computing education and research. We believe that excellence requires integrity, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • JOY and RESPECT - Excellent work thrives in an environment where people pursue ideas they are passionate about, and that require applying skills that bring each individual joy, and that contribute to their personal development. Innovative research and valued education flourish only when people are valued, trusted, and supported through professional development, education, and positive relationships with our colleagues, students, peers and the larger community.
  • INCLUSION and SOCIAL JUSTICE - A diverse and inclusive culture promotes both individual and collective successes. We strive to have a diversity of people with variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Ultimately, we believe that the creators of technology must be representative of its users, and that as creators of technology, we have a responsibility to address issues of equity and social justice.
  • OUTREACH - Our commitment to serve North Carolina and the world requires a culture that values engagement with communities outside of academia. We believe that the quality of our research and education is enhanced by interactions with industry, government, and educators at all levels.