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Points of Pride
A Special Place
Dille Fund for Excellence
President's Remarks & Updates
Institutional Key Performance Indicators
Vision Task Force
University Reaccreditation 2007
Office of the President
203 Owens Hall
1104 Seventh Ave. S.
Moorhead, MN 56563
Minnesota State University Moorhead is a caring community promising all
students the opportunity to discover their passions, the rigor to
develop intellectually and the versatility to shape a changing world.
MSUM VISION STATEMENT
Minnesota State University Moorhead will be a
welcoming educational community that offers rigorous courses of study
and places high expectations upon its students. Our strong commitment to
faculty-mentored undergraduate research and intellectual growth will
provide students with continual opportunities for personal and
professional achievement. MSUM will continue to foster an environment
that encourages students to become versatile, thoughtful, innovative,
and engaged leaders who contribute to their professions and their
MSUM values diversity and mutual respect and will
strive to instill these ideals throughout the institution. MSUM honors
its heritage as a respected, student-focused, public university and will
continue to enhance our students' lives at the same time that it
contributes to the community and the region. MSUM will offer graduate
and professional programs that contribute to the state and region
through increased collaboration with local and state business, industry,
and human services to assure optimal preparation of graduates.
Minnesota State University Moorhead will build upon a
solid foundation of high quality teaching and learning as it commits to
a future as the premier liberal arts and sciences-based university in
Following are details of our vision:
Continue development and growth of
critical academic programs, including those that have
established regional prominence.
Continue graduate and professional
programs that contribute to the state and region through
increased collaboration with local and state business,
industry, and human services to assure optimal
preparation of graduates to meet state and regional
Expand 2+2 programs with community and
technical colleges as well as professional development
programs that serve the needs of area employers and
enable workers to continue their educations.
Develop interdisciplinary and
cutting-edge programs that capitalize on strengths and
Increase online and alternate course
delivery options, together with enhanced opportunities
for late day and weekend scheduling.
Support comprehensive, evolving, and
innovative curricular designs that prepare students for
emerging technologies, increasing global connections,
and complex ethical, social, civic, and environmental
Develop first year and multi-year
academic living and learning communities.
Continue emphasis on undergraduate
research and creative activity in a faculty-mentored
Continue development of a strong
athletics program that promotes a balance between
academic achievement, athletic success, and community
engagement and service.
Collaborate with alumni and regional
business and community leaders to enrich curricula
through guest lectures, career explorations, workplace
connections, professional internships, and advisory
Increase student preparation for a
diverse and global workplace through study abroad and
Continue a focus on holistic student
development through programs that integrate diversity,
student organizations, intramural activities, engaged
responsible living, and service learning.
Continue campus master planning and
careful stewardship to improve the physical and social
spaces that will promote learning, sustainability, and
campus ownership by students, faculty, staff, and the
Integrate appropriate technologies
that improve our systems and processes as well as
support student learning.
Develop strong and ongoing
relationships with alumni and a strong Alumni Foundation
that promote philanthropy to support the institution.
Develop transparent fiscal models that
promote long term fiscal stability and reflect our
Collaborate with the city, surrounding
neighborhoods, and private partners to increase
residential alternatives and promote the desirability of
living in the immediate area and in the region.
Continue to provide cultural,
educational, intellectual, and outreach programs and
activities that strengthen the university and contribute
to the vitality of the local community.
Approved by the MnSCU Board of Trustees, May 19, 2009