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Policy Manual – University of Maine at Fort Kent Mission Policy

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Section 301.6 University of Maine at Fort Kent Mission Policy

Effective: 9/23/91
Last Revised: 6/6/05
Responsible Office: Academic Affairs

Mission Statement:

The University of Maine at Fort Kent is a liberal arts based university offering quality baccalaureate and associate degree programs responding to the needs of northern Maine. The UMFK academic experience provides close interaction with faculty, small classes and the use of leading technology to prepare students for lifelong learning and success as professionals and engaged citizens of a democracy.

Our curriculum emphasizes the special challenges of rural communities in America. The university preserves and fosters an appreciation of the Acadian and Franco-American heritage and culture while welcoming students of all ethnic and racial heritages. We celebrate our proximity to the wonder of Maine’s wilderness and the joys of outdoor sports. UMFK contributes to the economic, social and cultural development of the St. John Valley and we believe that a diverse student body enriches the learning experience of all. In additional, the University of Maine at Fort Kent joins the University of Maine at Machias and the University of Maine at Presque Isle working in a consortium with the goal of maximizing efficiencies of operation while enhancing educational quality and opportunity for all those served by the three campus communities.