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Mission, Vision, and Values

UCI DCE Lighting The Way Strategic Plan 2023-2028

Strategic Plan

To fulfill our mission, to achieve our re-envisioned goals, and to implement the strategic imperatives in our plan, DCE commits to being guided by transparency and light.

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Our Values

UCI DCE - We LIGHT the way for learners

Learners at the Center

We put learners first by addressing their needs, supporting their experience, and investing in their success. We are committed to providing access to all learners.

Intentional Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

We strive to create and nurture a culture of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and belonging among our learners, instructors, and team members.


We uphold the highest standard of excellence in all that we do – including best-in-class academic instruction and instructors. We embrace innovation, spotlighting leading-edge, accessible learning experiences and exceptional services for our learners and partners.


We lead with heart, compassion, and commitment to understand learners, the community, industry, and our schools on campus. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, we illuminate ideas to provide the most valuable learning experiences possible for our local and global communities, including UCI alumni.

Transparency & Integrity

We are committed to doing what is right — and being transparent about it, even when no one is watching.