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  • 2.

    Attract and retain qualified and diverse students, faculty, and staff.

  • 3.

    Promote faculty development through a comprehensive program designed to strengthen the faculty in teaching, service, and research.

  • 4.

    Provide sufficient faculty in all disciplines to maintain a student-teacher ratio that ensures opportunities for meaningful intellectual interaction between students and faculty.

  • 5.

    Accommodate non-traditional students and the general public by offering a comprehensive program of continuing education, including off-campus classes, independent study courses, non-credit courses, conferences, and workshops.

  • 6.

    Optimize the effective use of technology in support of the education process.



Strengthen the cooperative relationships with business, industry, community groups, government, and other educational institutions.



Enhance educational experiences at all levels by encouraging student and faculty research and other creative work.

Support Operations

  • 9.

    Provide a rich campus life with a variety of cultural and extracurricular activ- ities and other opportunities for personal development.

  • 10.

    Increase student retention and graduation rates by providing a support pro- gram which includes, but is not limited to, the following attributes: a com- prehensive support program of advising and other services to enhance stu- dent development; increased financial support to students through scholar- ships, assistantships, grants, and loans; a developmental studies program for underprepared students; and, opportunities to meet or communicate with prospective employers or admission personnel from graduate or professional schools.

  • 11.

    Provide the resources, facilities and the physical environment which con- tribute to the intellectual, cultural, ethical, physical, and social growth and development of the student and of the surrounding community.

  • 12.

    Provide administrative services and auxiliary enterprises (student housing, bookstore, food services, etc.) which are effective and efficient in the support of the institutional mission.

13. Provide opportunities for the professional and personal development of staff. External Affairs

14. Expand the pursuit of external funding for instruction, public service, research, student financial assistance, and other needs.

15. Increase the involvement of alumni in the life and support of the University.


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