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Defining Commitments

MISSION Valley City State University prepares people for life through visionary leadership and exemplary practices in teaching, learning, and service.
VISION Valley City State University is nationally acclaimed for attracting and retaining talented individuals who advance quality learning opportunities and economic growth through technology and innovation.

UNIVERSITY PURPOSES

  • Award degrees in education, business, and the liberal arts and sciences.
  • Deliver a quality educational experience in an innovative culture and a technologically enhanced environment.
  • Serve the best interests of our students, region, and society.
  • Lead in effectively applying information media technologies for learning.
  • Promote the appreciation of diversity, a multicultural perspective, and global awareness.

CORE VALUES

  • MISSION DRIVEN
  • We are committed to a learner centered philosophy. We make education meaningful with positive relationships and effective practices.
  • QUALITY AND INTEGRITY
  • We have high expectations for results, integrity, and positive interpersonal relations in all we do.
  • INNOVATION
  • We are flexible, creative, and free to try new things. We have a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and open mind. We embrace change.
  • COMMUNITY
  • We trust each other, we work well together, and we are involved with our local and extended communities.
  • DIVERSITY
  • We believe that diversity of all kinds enriches the quality of thought, discussion, and learning.

GRADUATE ABILITIES

Graduates document their competency in:
  • AESTHETIC ENGAGEMENT
  • COMMUNICATION
  • GLOBAL AWARENESS
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • COLLABORATION
  • EFFECTIVE CITIZENSHIP
  • PROBLEM SOLVING
  • WELLNESS

TARGETS

  • Academic - TBD
  • 99 Percent Satisfaction
  • 1,500 FTE Enrollment
  • 1,000 / Year in Customized Learning
  • $5 Million Endowment

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

  • EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
  • Prepare to offer the Masters in Education degree.
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • Reorganize to deliver VCSU customized learning at a distance. Create Classrooms of the Future.
  • FLEXIBLE AND RESPONSIVE
  • Enhance student services and activities. Establish a Quick Response Team.
  • ACCESSIBLE
  • Deliver at least three programs via technologies.
  • FUNDING AND REWARDS
  • Partner with others in the region for mutual benefit.
  • SUSTAINING THE VISION
  • Establish the Sheyenne Valley Growth Alliance.