The Graduate College mission statement and goals
primary advocate of graduate education at Northern Arizona University, the
Graduate College is committed to supporting and advancing our outstanding
graduate and professional programs on the Flagstaff Campus and through The
Extended Campuses of Northern Arizona University. Consistent with the
institution's mission, our purpose is to promote student achievement, research,
scholarship, global learning, strategic partnerships, and engagement in
discovery and practice.
- To serve as an
advocate for graduate education and to promote a supportive learning and
research environment related to our distinctive graduate programs.
- To enhance the
visibility of our graduate programs and increase and diversify our pool of
applicants locally, nationally and internationally.
- To serve as a leader
in shaping policy related to graduate education.
- To assess, nurture
and strengthen the high-quality graduate and professional programs, and provide
assistance and guidance in the development of new academic programs.
- To provide quality
services to assist with the success of our graduate students and academic
programs related to admissions, implementing regulations and policies,
retention and graduation.
- To enhance the integration
of research with graduate and undergraduate education.
- To build on our
strengths which include location and historical mission and our commitment to
basic and applied research in the areas of biotechnology and health,
environment and sustainable systems, learning and teaching, and human
connections and diversity of human experiences.
Reviewed and approved
by the University Graduate Committee - April 2008