Mission & Values
We are UCLA, offering exceptional continuing, lifelong, and professional education to empower individuals and organizations to thrive in an ever changing world.
We create innovative, socially just pathways to pursue knowledge and apply skills by connecting the resources of UCLA with diverse and worldwide communities. Our alumni are leaders, change-makers, and open thinkers, whose creative impact effects positive change in local and global communities.
Honoring our organization’s rich history, we have developed a set of guiding principles to ground our daily work and serve as drivers for future growth and success.
Over the next decade, UCLA Extension will be guided by the following principles:
In academic programs, teaching, service, and learning outcomes.
Access, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Extending access to UCLA, our programs and services through outreach to underrepresented communities and populations, while serving as a model organization for EDI in the field of continuing higher education.
Leveraging our platform to tackle major social issues such as poverty, homelessness, climate change, and inequality.
Local to Global Engagement
Strategic community engagement to serve the needs of our constituents in Los Angeles and beyond.
Creating a culture and community of practice that values, embraces, and promotes transparency in all that we do.
Being accountable to our performance goals and each other.
Working collaboratively across the organization and UCLA to achieve common goals.
Truth, Knowledge and Understanding
Tackle the growing issue of misinformation by promoting the responsibility of professionals and organizations to uphold truth, knowledge, and understanding as a fundamental core value.