Montana State University

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MSU's Planning Council has been asked to update the MSU Bozeman Mission Statement and, in cooperation with the Provost's Office develop a set of Core Themes that will become a central part of MSU's accreditation.

As these works evolve, drafts will be presented on this web site for the university community to read and comment on.

For additional background on this process see:
MSU Planning Council Website
Current MSU Mission Statement
NWCCU (Accreditation) Website

The following items have been drafted over several months and much iteration by the MSU Planning Committee with participation from many individuals via an open forum, and on-line comments. We appreciate all of the input. This DRAFT is still in the comment phase, and we invite additional comments. The Mission and Core Themes will form an integral part of the University's Year One Self-Study report which we hope to have completed by September 1, 2011.


Mission Statement

Montana State University, the State's land-grant institution, educates students, creates knowledge and art, and serves communities, by integrating learning, discovery, and engagement.

Approved by the Board of Regents in November 2011.

Core Themes - Full Document (pdf)


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Read comments about the working drafts.

Open Forum Comments

Open Forum Comments 8/17/11
Open Forum PowerPoint Presentation

Open Forum Comments

Open Forum Comments 5/5/11

Earlier Versions

Earlier Versions