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Policy Manual – University of Southern Maine Mission Policy

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Section 301.3 University of Southern Maine Mission Policy

Effective: 9/23/91
Last Revised: 7/15/96; 11/15/10
Responsible Office: Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Policy Statement:

The University of Southern Maine, northern New England’s outstanding public, regional, comprehensive university, is dedicated to providing students with a high quality, accessible, affordable education. Through its undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, USM faculty members educate future leaders in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering and technology, health and social services, education, business, law and public service. Distinguished for their teaching, research, scholarly publication and creative activity, the faculty are committed to fostering a spirit of critical inquiry and civic participation. USM embraces academic freedom for students, faculty, and staff, and advocates diversity in all aspects of its campus life and academic work. It supports sustainable development, environmental stewardship, and community involvement. As a center for discovery, scholarship and creativity, USM provides resources for the state, the nation, and the world.