VGI Core Values
- The recognition that integrity, education, health, environment and quality of life are endogenous (proper) to a sustainable model of culture.
- A conscious understanding of the interconnection between environmental and human despoliation, which leads to poverty, social, economic and cultural degradation, injustice and expendability of habitat and species on the planet, can also lead to a more relational solution to these problems.
- Excellence in teaching and learning. VGI offers quality academic programs relevant to the needs of today’s learners and embraces experiential learning by bridging academic outcomes with the real-world experience of all members of its learning community.
- Inquiry based learning, participatory and action research, observation, reflection, and community building as essential tools for engaging the environmental, social, political, economic and cultural challenges of our global communities.