The school is committed to attracting and supporting a diverse body of students, faculty and staff members. NTI encourages acceptance and respect of individuals with differing values, ideas, beliefs, abilities and life experiences. The school promotes good citizenship, a sense of civic responsibility, and an appreciation for human diversity at all levels.
The school community promotes involvement and provides experiences that foster a lifelong commitment to service. The school believes in the importance of sharing its human and academic resources with schools, businesses, industries and public agencies through partnerships and outreach activities.
NTI sets high expectations for students and graduates and demands excellence in teaching and in delivery of services. The school promotes quality and excellence in staff and faculty members through its many professional development activities. The school promotes the development and well-being of each member of the campus community, which in turn fosters a strong commitment to the institution.
Through the NTI Community, students, faculty and staff members pledge to create a community based learning, open, just, caring, disciplined, purposeful and celebrative. Faculty and staff members strive to create and maintain effective channels of communication. The school also values the local community and engages in numerous partnerships.
The school places a high value on being ethical and transparent in all practices, and faculty members strive to impress this value upon their students. NTI strives to employ the most efficient and appropriate use of fiscal and human resources in order to provide students with a quality, affordable higher education experience. Faculty and staff members value fact-based decision making through collegial deliberation.
All institutional services exist to support the academic mission of the institution, and student life is viewed as an important facet of the educational experience. Thoughtful reflection, collaboration, planning and evaluation are seen as essential for meeting the changing needs of those we serve. NTI is committed to improving public education in Maine and beyond.