UW-Stevens Point shares
in the mission of the University of Wisconsin System
The mission of this system is to develop human resources, to discover and disseminate knowledge, to extend knowledge and its application beyond the boundaries of its campuses, and to serve and stimulate society by developing in students heightened intellectual, cultural, and humane sensitivities; scientific, professional, and technological expertise; and a sense of purpose. Inherent in this broad mission are methods of instruction, research, extended education, and public service designed to educate people and improve the human condition. Basic to every purpose of the system is the search for truth.
As an institution in the University Cluster of the
Each university in the cluster shall:
The select goals and responsibilities of UW-Stevens Point are to:
- Provide a broad foundation of liberal studies and selected degree programs in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, imparting the heritage of human civilization, critical intelligence, and the skills necessary for a lifetime of learning and upon which education in the professional fields may be built.
- Provide undergraduate professional programs in communicative disorders, teacher education, home economics*, the visual and performing arts, paper science, and natural resources with emphases on the management of resources.
- Provide graduate programs in teacher education, communicative disorders, natural resources, home economics*, communication, and other select areas clearly associated with this university’s undergraduate emphases and strengths.
- Provide programs in wellness and health promotion.
- Provide quality undergraduate and graduate instruction through innovative methods using print and non-print library resources, computing, communication technology, and direct student assistance.
- Expect scholarly activity, including research, scholarship and creative endeavor, that supports its programs at the associate and baccalaureate degree level, its selected graduate programs, and its special mission.
- Cooperate with UW-Extension in the development and coordination of statewide outreach programming, integration of the extension function into the institution, and appropriate and adequate recognition of those involved in outreach activities.
*The former home economics programs are now offered as child and family studies, dietetics, early childhood education, family and consumer education, human development, nutrition, and interior architecture.