3.24 System and College and University Missions
Chapter 3 - Educational Policies
Part 1. Purpose. The purpose of this policy is to establish conditions and processes for the review of system and college and university missions.
Part 2. Definitions. The following definitions apply to this policy and related procedure.
Mission: Mission means the distinct purpose of the college or university, the constituents served and the expected outcomes, values and goals, and aspects such as institution culture, decision making processes, and the principles and behaviors to reach aspiration outcomes.
Vision: Vision means the aspirations of the college or university, the primary products or services, the distinctive or unique attributes of the college or university, and assumptions about the college and university and its environment in the future.
Part 3. Review and Approval of the System Mission and Vision. The Board of Trustees shall review, revise as appropriate, and approve the system mission and vision at least once every five years. The mission and vision shall advance the higher education needs of the state. The Board of Trustees shall assure there is consultation with faculty, students, employers and other essential stakeholders. The Chancellor shall promulgate procedures for the development of the system mission and vision.
Part 4. Review and Approval of College and University Mission and Vision Statements. College or university mission and vision statements require Board of Trustees approval at least once every five years. The Chancellor shall have authority to approve minor revisions to an approved mission and vision statement. A college's or university's mission and vision shall support achievement of the system mission and vision and shall provide a foundation for evaluation, accountability, and regional accreditation. The Chancellor shall promulgate procedures to guide the Board of Trustees' review and approval of a college or university mission and vision. Each college or university, with consultation from faculty, students, employers and other essential stakeholders, shall be given considerable latitude to express its mission and vision.
Part 5. Academic Award. A change in authority to confer an academic award is subject to approval by the Board, following a first and second reading in accordance with Policy 1A.1 Part 6, Subpart A.
Part 6. Alignment of College and University Missions and Visions. The Chancellor shall report to the Board of Trustees on the alignment of college and university missions and visions with the system mission and vision and with Minnesota's higher education needs, statutory authority, structure and resources at least once every five years. Based on this review which shall include consultation with faculty and staff, students, employers and other essential stakeholders, the Board may redirect a college's or university's mission and vision to advance regional and statewide higher education interests.
- Procedure 3.24.1 Chancellor's Procedures and Guidelines for System and Institutional Missions
Date of Adoption: 6/16/99,
Date of Implementation: 7/01/99,
Date & Subject of Revisions:
04/21/10 - Changed Institutional to College and University in the Policy title as well as throughout the policy. Added part 1 Purpose, Part 2 Definitions, and Part 5 Academic Award. Other amendments to ensure that college missions and visions clearly reflect the priorities set in state law and decisions of the Board of Trustees.
There is no additional HISTORY for policy 3.24.