Dec 07, 2023  
Mansfield University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
Mansfield University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mission Statements

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Mansfield University Mission Statement


Mansfield University is dedicated to providing an environment that promotes academic and personal growth as well as intellectual, ethical, and aesthetic values. The University serves the region and the national and international communities by developing human and material resources. The University is committed to stimulating continuous pursuit of knowledge and understanding by students, staff, and faculty. To accomplish this mission, Mansfield University pledges to:

  • Provide a liberal education for all its students.
  • Prepare students for full and purposeful lives through undergraduate and graduate instruction in liberal arts and professional programs.
  • Plan, develop, implement, and measure its efforts in providing optimum learning opportunities for students of a variety of ages, backgrounds, and needs.
  • Promote affirmative action and equal opportunity.
  • Maintain a faculty dedicated to teaching and scholarship.
  • Cooperate with other educational institutions for the achievement of mutual goals.
  • Provide educational and cultural programs to the general community.
  • Offer expertise in public service activities.

The purpose of Graduate Studies at Mansfield University is to provide post baccalaureate educational services and to serve as a positive change agent in the Twin Tiers region. The programs offered are designed to provide advanced study in professional and scientific aspects of selected academic disciplines. These offerings are further intended to:

  • Strengthen specializations.
  • Permit greater depth of learning.
  • Provide opportunity for the integration of knowledge.
  • Heighten receptivity to new ideas, viewpoints, and beliefs.
  • Improve research skills.
  • Expand abilities to work independently.
  • Expand knowledge of philosophy of a discipline.
  • Encourage application of acquired knowledge and skills.
  • Foster the spirit of scholarship.
  • Enhance skills of critical analysis.
  • Refine capability to initiate, define, and synthesize viewpoints and concepts.
  • Develop methods of dealing with change.
  • Build skills in leadership process.
  • Prepare and assist students in realizing their potential as individuals and responsible members of society.
  • Encourage career development.

Graduate Studies Mission Statement


Assigning the responsibility of instruction to the faculty most qualified to teach graduate courses encourages academic excellence. The criteria for graduate faculty status are established and monitored by Graduate Council. Graduate study at Mansfield University may result in:

  • A Master’s degree
  • Certification in one or more areas
  • Expanded knowledge in an identified area

The graduate program is committed to affirmative action to ensure equity for students and faculty. Both full and part-time study are encouraged and promoted with special effort given to meet the unique needs of part-time students.