Barry CARES Initiative: Promoting Civility and Respect

Barry’s Mission and Core Commitments call us to foster dignity, compassion, and respect for others. The Barry CARES Initiative operationalizes the University’s mission by embracing civil and respectful faculty, staff, and student interactions and behaviors.

The initiative supports collaboration among all constituencies at the University to create a culture of service excellence. The Principles of Service: Lead the Way, Look for the Best Solution, Work as a Team, Enhance Productive Communication, and Demonstrate Professionalism give us the framework for collaboration, communication, and continuous improvement.

The Barry CARES Feedback System fosters communication by providing a venue for students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, alumni, and community members to send their feedback and tell us what we are doing well and what we can do better. This feedback helps us transform the Barry University experience by celebrating and building on the things that we are doing well and by identifying opportunities for improvement that are student centered.

The Thank You for Caring Message Board is a place for students, faculty, and staff to publicly recognize a faculty, staff, or student for their service excellence.

The Barry CARES initiative promotes professional development and engages students in conversations on civility and respect through:

  • Annual Professional Development Conference
  • Annual Open Forum for Students
  • Using the Principles of Service and observing the Core Service Standards

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