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Approved by the Longwood Board of Visitors
September 15, 2007
Longwood University serves as a unique and dynamic agent for positive and sustainable change within and among its communities and constituencies.
The University will develop a diverse community that fosters a collegial climate where divergent ideas are respected, improving the quality of life through service to the region, and serving as a catalyst for regional prosperity and advancement.
Through the Distinctive Impact emphasis, Longwood University will:
The Longwood University community demonstrates a commitment for lifelong learning that results in personal and professional growth through emphasizing active involvement, collaboration, and application of knowledge.
Longwood University will sustain an engaged learning community large enough to provide a broad palette of opportunities, yet small enough to be a true community. High levels of faculty-directed research and scholarship; student-faculty interaction; active and collaborative learning experiences; enriched educational offerings, including internships, service learning, and cross-cultural opportunities; healthy lifestyles; life-long learning; and, technological innovation will characterize the learning environment.
Through the Engaged Learning emphasis, Longwood University will:
Longwood University achieves excellence in institutional effectiveness through continual improvement.
Students’ academic accomplishments will be defined by demonstrating a sound grasp of the arts and sciences as well as the ability to think critically, respond creatively, and apply knowledge. Assessment of these competencies will be used to ensure continuous improvement of the educational experience.
The academic curriculum, institutional operations, as well as the performance of faculty and staff, will be continually assessed and refined to ensure rigor, effectiveness, and relevance to Longwood’s distinctive mission.
Through the Superior Performance emphasis, Longwood University will:
Longwood University embraces its responsibility to manage human, cultural, environmental, fiscal, and capital resources effectively.
Longwood University will be a model for the Commonwealth in its ethical and responsible stewardship of resources. The University will incorporate the most effective and innovative methods and practices in supporting the institution’s mission.
Through the Responsible Stewardship emphasis, Longwood University will: