University Mission and Vision Statements
Mission-The overriding mission of the University of Montevallo, unique in higher education in Alabama, is to provide to students from throughout the state an affordable, geographically accessible, “small college” public higher educational experience of high quality, with a strong emphasis on undergraduate liberal studies and with professional programs supported by a broad base of arts and sciences, designed for their intellectual and personal growth in the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship.
Vision-For undergraduates, our vision is to offer academically capable students from all sociodemographic backgrounds an affordable, life-enriching “honors college” experience stressing community service and global awareness, all within an atmosphere of national historic beauty and a tradition of innovative cultural expression. Our vision for graduate students builds on this undergraduate foundation, using traditional and innovative instructional methods to foster growth in specialized skills and knowledge required by practicing educators, counselors, speech-language clinicians, scholars in the humanities, and other professional leaders, within a nurturing environment steeped in the unique “Montevallo experience.”
The University, in accordance with federal laws and regional accreditation standards, identifies, evaluates and publishes overall goals for student achievement appropriate to the University Mission, the nature of the students the University serves, and the kind of programs offered.
The current goals, and how the University has performed relative to those goals, is provided for at least the last three academic years. The goals were selected based on various expectations including standards in the State of Alabama, standards of programmatic accrediting agencies, and/or benchmarked against past institutional performance.
- The minimum performance level, or threshold of acceptability, is the threshold above which an outcome should be maintained.
- The goal is the target to meet or surpass.
- The actual performance is the current outcome for the defined measure.