- To enhance and maintain an
environment which fosters intellectual, social and cultural curiosity
and creativity, and the continuing development of morally sound
value systems among students, faculty, administrators, and staff.
- To develop accelerated undergraduate
and graduate degree programs, other new programs, and educational
experiments using innovative ideas through research and teaching,
both within and across disciplines, and in keeping with the mission
of the University.
- To increase the number of
African-American faculty members who obtain doctoral degrees
in the critical areas of natural and mathematical sciences, humanities,
and social sciences.
- To implement a comprehensive
approach for continuous academic program review and assessment
to improve quality and determine resource requirements and new
directions through a system of external visiting committees.
- To enhance the role of research
with an improved research infrastructure and an evaluation system
that recognizes the importance of research and teaching to the
mission of the University.
- To implement an integrated
and centralized program for faculty and staff to address personal
and professional development.
- To continue to institute modern
management techniques, taking into account the new information
systems, the improvement of human work environments, and the
energy-efficient utilization of space.
- To build and maintain a vigorous
institutional advancement and fund-raising capacity to provide
the financial resources necessary to meet the University's goals.
- To continue to develop and
implement a comprehensive student life program that will include
both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- To develop and implement more
comprehensive public service programs, including opportunities
for students to participate in local, national, and international
internships and work experiences.
- To implement a systematic
plan for attracting a student body of increasing quality and
size and an expanded academic support system to improve student
- To enhance and provide services
to meet the education, cultural, and social service needs of
the community by maintaining ongoing linkages with other local,
regional, national, and international institutions.
- To enhance the institution's
commitment to provide education and technical assistance to other
nations through programs, and to the furtherance of a university
community that will be sensitive to the nature and depth of global
- To provide a state-of-the-art
telecommunication infrastructure using multimedia technology
to facilitate excellence in teaching, research, and service.