Missouri State University will be a university of choice and opportunity for all students, a beacon for diversity locally and nationally, and a university that welcomes all forms of diversity.
Missouri State University will provide students with choices from an array of academic programs, research options and opportunities to connect in meaningful ways, all of which will help them succeed and fulfill their dreams.
Missouri State University will provide a rich, memorable, distinctive and transformative educational experience through a variety of curricular and co-curricular programs that will ensure students succeed both during and after college.
Missouri State University will foster an environment that is international in character — in teaching, research and service — so that graduates are ready to compete and succeed in an increasingly global society.
Mindful of the importance of sustainability and accessibility, Missouri State University provides facilities and information services that advance teaching, learning, research, service and operations.
Missouri State University will remain a high-quality educational option offered at a competitive price, seek maximum flexibility with existing funding sources, explore alternative funding options and continue regular reallocation as appropriate.
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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.