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Purposes

  1. Offer quality technical and professional degree programs, as documented by institutional and academic assessment processes at the associate, bachelor’s and graduate level, diplomas, certificates and adult degree completion programs to traditional, adult and international learners.
  2. Provide a general education program to build awareness, abilities and interests to empower lifelong learners as knowledgeable citizens of the global community.
  3. Provide a collegiate experience through instructional and support services that create a stimulating, caring and supportive learner-centered environment in which students are encouraged to achieve the educational goals established by the university.
  4. Promote a learning and working environment by providing new technologies, methodologies and practices that enhance and extend quality programs and services.
  5. Prepare students to provide leadership and services for the employment needs of business, industry and government worldwide.
  6. Pursue communication, cooperation and alliances with educational institutions, organizations and associations on a local, regional, national and international basis.
  7. Respond to the ever-changing societal demands for personal and professional development and continuing education through flexible scheduling and convenient access via traditional, accelerated and distance delivery methodologies.
  8. Assist students in the development of ethical values and behaviors.
  9. Foster an environment that encourages involvement by employees in the innovation and solution-seeking processes and provide an opportunity for personal and leadership development while promoting diversity in culture and perspective.
  10. Provide a stable institutional environment where human, financial and physical resources are sufficient to accomplish its educational and institutional goals as a sound basis for continued growth and development.

Adopted by the National American University Board of Governors, January 2012