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Office of the President

Mission, Vision and Goals

MSU Strategic Plan: Empowering Generations
Approved by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education September 2016

Minot State University is a public university dedicated to excellence in education, scholarship, and community engagement achieved through rigorous academic experiences, active learning environments, commitment to public service, and a vibrant campus life.

Minot State University will:

  • Deliver high-quality education where, when, and how it is needed to a diverse, multi-generational student population.
  • Prepare students and the institution for the evolving social and technological challenges of the world.
  • Inspire scholarship and creative activity among students, faculty, and staff.
  • Empower graduates with a distinctive combination of professional expertise and broad-based education to support varied careers and productive lives.

GOAL 1: Meet the educational needs of the local, regional, national, and global communities.

  • Provide and promote high-quality academic programs that empower students through engagement in relevant, meaningful hands-on learning experiences facilitated by knowledgeable, skilled, and well-qualified faculty and staff.
  • Determine the educational needs of future students and allocate resources accordingly.
  • Develop and offer curricular and co-curricular programs supporting diverse, multi-generational learners.

GOAL 2: Recruit, retain, and value well-qualified students, faculty, and staff.

  • Support and increase student enrollment and retention.
  • Support and value commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Offer professional development support to encourage commitment to the mission and vision.

GOAL 3: Create an institutional environment that supports student, faculty, and staff success.

  • Provide support and institutional resources to accommodate all learners.
  • Design, implement, and support technology resources to ensure security of data and the physical plant.
  • Empower faculty and staff to seek and secure external funding.
  • Expand an environment that values and supports diversity.

GOAL 4: Promote and support the well-being of students, faculty, and staff, enabling them to address challenges across generations.

  • Provide the necessary resources to enrich the campus experience and enhance campus life.
  • Promote campus opportunities that encourage balance in academics, work, and social life.
  • Meet the health, nutrition, physical environment, and safety needs of the campus community.

GOAL 5: Foster and grow collaborative partnerships locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

  • Orchestrate collaborative efforts with P-12 partners and other institutions of higher education.
  • Cultivate and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with local, regional, national, global communities, organizations, and partners.
  • Leverage the expertise of individuals, groups, and organizations within the community to enhance learning and to strengthen university operations.

GOAL 6: Promote and recognize commitment to public service.

  • Build vibrant university and community relationships through meaningful service and volunteer projects.
  • Engage the community by offering and hosting activities and events in athletics, performing arts, culture, and academics.
  • Acknowledge the service achievements of the campus community.