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Mission: We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated
and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.
Vision: To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.
Values: Academic Quality, Community, Diversity, Excellence, Integrity and Student Focus

We support student academic and career success by providing opportunities to apply learning and development, practice good citizenship, foster health and wellness, and live in purposeful community.

University Goals

Goal 11A: The university will ensure that student life and success functions bridge and balance curricular and co-curricular efforts, extending academic and experiential learning with application and reflection.

Goal 11B: The university will provide high quality, research-based, nationally recognized student support programs and services.

Goal 11C: The university will provide high quality advising, services and programs that directly support students' career and professional development goals and desired outcomes following graduation.

Thoughts about this Core Quality

The Internal Analysis Team of the Madison Future Commission learned that JMU constituents desire that the university continue to be known as a place where the whole student is developed. That means the pursuit of academic quality, to be sure, but it also the broader development of the student as citizen in keeping with our mission statement. This was a reason that one committee of the MFC was devoted to Student Life & Success. In light of this, the University Planning Team and MFC committee chairs drafted this core quality. This core quality also supports and reflects our student-focus value.

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