We are an inclusive academic community committed to excellence in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge.  We advance intellectual and creative discovery through transformative learning experiences that positively impact our lives and communities.


To establish ourselves as a national university, we distinctively combine the best qualities of liberal arts, research and professional education. We empower diverse faculty, staff and students to change the world ethically and equitably.

  • Academic Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Equity
  • Faculty and Staff Development
  • Integrity and Transparency
  • Stewardship
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Strategic Goals
Goal #1

There is a broad consensus that our future as a national university hinges on the establishment of a distinctive, JMU blend of liberal arts, research, and professional education.

Goal #2

Academic Affairs will pursue strategic initiatives, identified by DEI leaders, to support our continued transformation toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all stakeholders. (Under Revision)

Goal #3

Academic Affairs uses the division’s expertise and experience gained in the pandemic and beyond to learn, grow, and innovate together in order to positively impact the world.

AASP Objectives

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