Fueling Partnerships Through Innovation and Collaboration
Community demands, workforce trends and opportunities to share resources will fuel
intentional partnerships across academic and industry platforms. These agreements
will result in educational and research access for a broader population of students
Missouri State University will sustain and expand enrollment by growing and flexing
its academic disciplines and programs to meet student interests, industry demands
and societal needs.
Attention to supportive and inclusive student access, recruitment and retention strategies
will permeate all actions.
Specialization will lead the faculty to reimagine pedagogy and its adaptation to the
future. Balanced appointments will be as unique to each discipline as the faculty
Master teachers will gain the support they need to address changing technology, student
demographics and industry trends. Practitioner-based research will join traditional
research applications, and both will support access and experiential learning. The
path to tenure will encompass a broader view of:
- Community outreach.
- Workforce development.
- Interdisciplinary program enhancement.
- Curriculum innovation.
- Student mentoring.
- Scholarship tied to the public affairs mission.