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Policy Manual – University of Maine at Machias Mission Policy

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Section 301.7 University of Maine at Machias Mission Policy

Effective: 9/23/91
Last Revised: 7/15/96; 1/24/05
Responsible Office: Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Policy Statement:

The mission of the University of Maine at Machias is closely linked to its location on the rugged Atlantic Ocean coast, among forest, glacial lakes, and abundant aquatic and terrestrial wildlife.  This Downeast location, with its rich human and natural resources, provides a unique living and learning environment for our students.  Through its Liberal Arts core and distinctive baccalaureate programs, the University prepares students for life-long intellectual growth, individual success, leadership in a global society, and the advancement of a sustainable environment.  The University’s applied research and public services contribute to the improvement of the quality of life and economic development in Downeast Maine.

The University of Maine at Machias collaborates with each of the other campuses in the University of Maine System to fullfill the needs of public higher education in the State of Maine.  In addition, UMM participates with UMFK and UMPI as members of a consortium created to achieve economies and efficiencies of operation while enhancing educational quality and opportunity for our students.