RPDC Values and Guiding Principles


  • We are committed to treating each other, our process partners and others we work with, as valued colleagues, guided by open communication, collaboration, partnership, integrity and respect in order to achieve our common goals.
  • We believe that our employees are our most valuable asset and we strive to recognize the dedication, expertise, hard work and creativity among members of our Research and Professional Development Center.
  • We are committed to providing a culture of continuous learning for all our staff and the campus at large to foster a high level of expertise and provide the tools necessary for high performance.


  • RPDC is here to encourage innovation, reflective thinking, flexibility and adaptability in our approaches to our work, in alignment with our mission to create client-centered services.


  • We encourage and promote open communication both within the center and with process partners and campus.
  • We build strong relationships with existing and potential sponsors
  • We join our research community in communicating the benefits of research to the state community, the nation and the world.


  • We are committed to developing a range of resources and strategies designed to provide the highest level of quality services possible to the research community that positions the EAU research program for a successful future.


  • We see our role in the future of EAU as making it easier for researchers to carry out their research by being responsive, proactive and innovative
  • We are committed to supporting the research effort at EAU, balancing service and compliance in a mutually beneficial approach.


  • RPDC aims to promote responsible research practices in alignment with ethical principles and compliance regulations