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Middle States Commission on Higher Education , Hofstra University

Standard I Mission & Goals

The institution’s mission defines its purpose within the context of higher education, the students it serves, and what it intends to accomplish. The institution’s stated goals are clearly linked to its mission and specify how the institution fulfills its mission.

Working Group Standard I: Mission and Goals  (Requirement of Affiliation #7: Mission and Goals, and Requirement of Affiliation #10: Institutional Planning)

This standard addresses the University’s mission and goals, how they define our purpose within higher education and guides how we serve our students and community. Broadly, this standard seeks evidence that the mission and goals are clearly defined, appropriately developed, guide all members of the institution by speaking to both internal and external constituencies and are widely known by stakeholders. Goals should be relevant and achievable, realistic and consistent with the mission, and student-centered.

Some of your work may overlap with that of other Working Groups, notably that of Standard VI: Planning, Resources and Institutional Improvement. Consultation with this Working Group is encouraged to avoid duplication of effort and to identify appropriate linkages between standards and institutional priorities.

  • Chair: Robert Brinkmann, Vice Provost for Scholarship and Research, Dean of Graduate Studies, Office of the Provost
  • Chair: Sina Rabbany, Dean, Professor of Engineering, Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Andrew F. Corrado, President, Alumni Organization
  • Anthony Basile, Associate Professor of Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies in Business, Frank G. Zarb School of Business
  • Geri Solomon, Assistant Dean of Special Collections & University Archivist, Associate Professor, Library Special Collections
  • Margaret Abraham, Professor of Sociology, Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy, & International Affairs
  • Rosanna Perotti, Associate Professor of Political Science, Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy, & International Affairs
  • Terry Godlove, Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum and Personnel, Professor of Philosophy, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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