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2016-2017 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement of the University of Massachusetts


The University’s mission is to provide an affordable and accessible education of high quality and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge and improve the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

Strategic Priorities of the University of Massachusetts

  1. The university shall maintain the highest standard of academic excellence.
    The University of Massachusetts shall provide a quality, affordable university education to the citizens of the Commonwealth. The university shall strive to serve all qualified students regardless of their economic means. The university shall pursue distinction in its research and scholarship.
  2. The university shall maintain an atmosphere where each person, regardless of religious, ethnic, economic or social background, will be comfortable.
    The university shall enroll and employ a diverse community of people.
  3. The university shall offer and promote distinctive forms of public service.
    The University of Massachusetts shall provide the state with policy research, programs, and leadership to address public needs. The university shall support efforts to improve primary and secondary education and shall expand its continuing education programs to encourage lifelong learning. The university shall continue to promote the economic development of the state and its regions.
  4. The university shall develop and manage its resources effectively.
    The university shall wisely manage existing resources and aggressively develop new sources of revenue to meet operating and capital needs.
  5. The university shall demonstrate the excellence and advance the unique missions of its five campuses.
    The  university shall encourage each of its five campuses to pursue with distinction their respective strengths and strive to serve the best interests of their communities.


Mission and Vision Statements of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


Mission Statement

UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research resulting in personal and lifelong student success. The university serves as an intellectual catalyst for economic, social, and cultural transformation on a global, national, and regional scale.

Vision Statement

UMass Dartmouth will be a globally recognized premier research university committed to inclusion, access, advancement of knowledge, student success, and community enrichment.