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UNK Welcomes NCA

North Central Self Study
Chapter 3: Criterion One

The institution has clear and publicly stated purposes consistent with its
mission and appropriate to an institution of higher education.


This chapter has reviewed UNK's purposes, the collaborative and inclusive processes by which they have been developed, articulated, and disseminated, and the ways in which they are evaluated and translated into programs on a continuing basis. It has also noted the primacy given at all times to educational missions and particularly to excellence in undergraduate, residential education.

Among the most notable achievements of the last decade has been an increasing focus, through classically strategic planning, on the mission assigned UNK. Initiatives have been launched, programs have been institutionalized, achievements have been realized, and momentum has been sustained even in difficult fiscal circumstances. Nevertheless, important issues require sustained planning attention:

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