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MISSION, ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS & CORE VALUES 2010-14

MISSION STATEMENT

As a community of learners committed to individual achievement, our mission is to:

  • Educate students for success in a global environment;
  • Engage in scholarship;
  • Promote diversity of people and ideas; and
  • Serve our communities to improve the quality of life. 

ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF AN MSU EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE 

  • Excellent undergraduate programs in liberal arts, sciences and professional programs
  • High quality graduate programs in selected areas
  • Strong commitment to student access, affordability and safety
  • Personalized environment with quality faculty as mentors and teachers
  • Strong commitment to engage undergraduate students in faculty research, outreach and service opportunities
  • Support for diverse arts and cultural programs
  • Strong commitment to a quality enhancement plan that focuses on improvements in communication and critical thinking
  • Resolute commitment to fostering a campus culture that cultivates and celebrates diversity
  • High placement rates of students applying to professional programs
  • A learning environment supported with robust technology
  • Strong commitment to co-curricular activities that provide recreational opportunities, learning opportunities, and contribute to 
  • student development
  • Support for NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic programs
  • Strong commitment to health and wellness programs for students, faculty and staff
  • Strong commitment to community partnerships that provide learning opportunities for students, faculty and staff 

CORE VALUES


We strive to exemplify these core values:
  • PEOPLE come first and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
  • Commitment to SCHOLARSHIP, LEARNING, SERVICE and COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT is embraced;
  • EXCELLENCE is achieved through TEAMWORK, LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, ACCOUNTABILITY and SHARED RESPONSIBILITY;
  • DIVERSITY of people and thought is valued and celebrated and;
  • HONESTY, INTEGRITY and TRUST will direct all that we do.
 

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