Missouri State will expand access to educational opportunities and prepare students for successful citizenship and careers in a globally competitive world.
Missouri State will equip and inspire graduates to engage in global policy issues and creatively apply their education to identify solutions to pressing worldwide challenges.
Missouri State will pursue research and scholarly activities that enrich the learning experience of students and are responsive to the needs of the region and state.
Missouri State will be actively involved in and serve as a catalyst for positive change as an essential partner in improving the quality of life for Missourians and enhancing the economic vitality of the region and state.
Missouri State will value and support faculty and staff in the context of a dynamic University setting that engages their full potential in an environment of inclusive excellence.
Missouri State will honor the public trust by preserving and protecting the University's assets for future generations of students.
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Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College Candidate Forums
Join the Office of the Provost in welcoming the candidates interviewing for the position of Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College. Each candidate will be presenting an open forum followed by a question and answer session. View candidate information.
International Travel Awards
The purpose of International Travel Awards is to provide financial assistance to faculty who will be traveling abroad to advance the university mission, in a manner related to sharing the results of research. Learn more.
Public Affairs Graduation Requirement
As we prepare for the implementation of the Public Affairs Graduation Requirement next fall this link should help to clarify how the requirement will impact our students.
History of General Education at MSU
This report traces the development of the University’s general education from the mid-90’s until the most recent version scheduled to be implemented in fall, 2014. Read report.
Revision of General Education at Missouri State University
Missouri State University Faculty Senate has approved a revised General Education Program that incorporates a new structure of course requirements that will be used to have each student accomplish 15 General Education learning goals, which reflects the character of the University and will prepare our students as 21st Century citizens. The revised program has expanded the Public Affairs Experience type courses (adding courses in Cultural Competence and Public Issues) and more intentionally infused the public affairs mission across the general education curriculum. At the same time, the revision has maintained a similar number of required general education credits. The revised general education is scheduled for full implementation beginning Fall 2014. To learn more about the revised general education program and requirements visit the Revised General Education website.
Faculty Development Website
The purpose of this website is to provide faculty with a central location to access resources that support teaching, research and service, as well as university policies affecting career advancement. Visit the faculty development website.