SFA Mission Statement

Mission Statement
(approved by the Board of Regents, April 22, 2008)

Stephen F. Austin State University is a comprehensive institution dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative work, and service. Through the personal attention of our faculty and staff, we engage our students in a learner-centered environment and offer opportunities to prepare for the challenges of living in the global community.

In order to accomplish this mission, we will engage in the following strategic initiatives over the next five years:

Strategic Plan 2013: Preparing for the Future
(approved by the Board of Regents, July 15, 2008)

  • Initiative #1 - Enhance excellence in teaching and learning, research, scholarship, creative work, and service
  • Initiative #2 - Improve faculty and staff compensation, recognition, and support
  • Initiative #3 - Increase undergraduate and graduate enrollment
  • Initiative #4 - Develop a learner-centered environment
  • Initiative #5 - Create new learning opportunities through additional interdisciplinary, international, service learning, and civic engagement experiences
  • Initiative #6 - Increase the visibility of the university through marketing initiatives

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