The 26th President of the University of Vermont
Vision, Mission, and Goals
The Vision of the University of Vermont:
To be among the nation’s premier small research universities, preeminent in our comprehensive commitment to liberal education, environment, health, and public service.
The Mission of the University of Vermont:
To create, evaluate, share, and apply knowledge and to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global community, a grasp of complexity, effective problem-solving and communication skills, and an enduring commitment to learning and ethical conduct.
The Goals of the University of Vermont:
As the cost of higher education increases, economic conditions ebb and flow, and competition for fewer students and for all sources of revenue intensifies, UVM is best positioned if it can make a case for educational distinction and distinctiveness and for student, faculty, and staff success. There is much evidence of these qualities already at UVM. Our challenge is to extend these farther and deeper so that evidence of excellence and success is encountered by all who have or seek a relationship with the University of Vermont. Adherence to, and achievement of, each of the following five goals, in parallel, will secure the academic quality and reputation of our students, faculty, and staff, and the distinctive UVM educational experience. Our progress in achieving the action plans developed in support of each goal will be the basis for UVM’s sustained competitiveness in higher education.
Therefore, to realize our vision to be among the nation’s premier small research universities, we must take these actions.
- Diversity: Build a diverse and globally
aware university community sustained by an inclusive, supportive, and just
- Academic Programs: Increase the quality
and stature of academic programs and align undergraduate and graduate education
with institutional priorities.
- Scholarship: Focus and strengthen research, scholarship,
and the creative arts, and develop outstanding graduate programs that support
the creation and sharing of knowledge.
- Student Experience: Provide a distinctive university experience
that prepares students for success as accountable leaders in the 21st century.
- Institutional Efficacy: As an institution, model the highest standard of ethical conduct, accountability and best practice, public service, and strong commitment to lifelong learning.
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