Today, more than 15,000 students and 900 faculty members compose the core of UMass Boston, while over 150 academic programs offer limitless opportunities. The university's urban location allows UMass Boston's students, faculty, and staff to actively engage with and serve the community through academic programs, research, and the creativity and innovation that come with a diverse student body and devoted faculty. UMass Boston has a rich history that is intertwined with the city it calls home, beginning in 1852 with the establishment of Girls' High School, which trained Boston's young women to become teachers. Over the next century, Mass Aggie grew into the existing UMass system, while Girls' High School changed names and locations several times, eventually becoming Boston State College in 1968. In 1982, UMass Boston and Boston State College merged to form what has become one of the state's major academic enterprises and Boston's only public university.
University of Massachusetts at Lowell's School of Engineering combines innovation and research activity, with a commitment to providing hands-on, real-world learning for our students continues. With a National Science Foundation-funded initiative for integrating Service-Learning throughout the curriculum in Engineering, students will be exposed to projects that "make a difference" throughout their undergraduate experience. These include projects in: Assistive Technology, where engineering students assist handicapped or disadvantaged individuals through applications of innovative problem-solving; Sustainable Infrastructure and Development, where engineering and nursing students assist with providing infrastructure and public health needs in developing foreign locations; or other needs originating from the Community.
The University of Memphis is a learner-centered metropolitan research university providing high quality educational experiences while pursuing new knowledge through research, artistic expression, and interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship.
Unprecedented change in the use of information is reshaping our personal activities, our community and organizational practices, and our national and global institutions. In managing these transformations, our society too often focuses narrowly either on extending technology or on revising social policies. They need an integrated understanding of human needs and their relationships to information systems and social structures. They need unifying principles that illuminate the role of information in both computation and cognition, in both communication and community. They need information professionals who can apply these principles to synthesize human-centered and technological perspectives. The University of Michigan School of Information is pioneering the development and application of these principles and is educating professionals to lead in the information age.
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
Our distinct mission, as Missouri's only state-supported member of the Association of American Universities, is to provide all Missourians the benefits of a world-class research university. We are stewards and builders of a priceless state resource, a unique physical infrastructure and scholarly environment in which our tightly interlocked missions of teaching, research, service and economic development work together on behalf of all citizens. Students work side by side with some of the world's best faculty to advance the arts and humanities, the sciences and the professions. Scholarship and teaching are daily driven by a commitment to public service — the obligation to produce and disseminate knowledge that will improve the quality of life in the state, the nation and the world.
The School of Information Science and Learning Technology's mission is to improve the professional practice of information specialists and learning technologists; advance research on information, learning, and performance; disseminate knowledge, products, and services to improve the quality of life for all; and advance the economic well being of Missouri and the Nation.
UMKC is engaged in providing a full student life experience. UMKC students benefit from an expanding campus environment including three housing options, a new soccer and recreational facility, a remodeled library with state-of-the-art technology, and a new campus union, each aimed at creating an atmosphere for student success. UMKC is engaged in research through the provision of resources and advancements in medical, biomedical and basic life sciences, from the development of new drug therapies to Centers focused on musculoskeletal health and the long-term effects of muscle disease on aging. UMKC is engaged in workforce development. Through our Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, enterprising students at undergraduate and graduate levels learn the skills needed to move business concepts into the marketplace. Collaboration with UMKC and the School of Computing and Engineering will be strengthened in a move that also will result in job growth and opportunity for the region.
The University Missouri-St. Louis will be known as a premier metropolitan public research university and as a university of choice for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities for a diverse student body. Outstanding faculty and staff, innovative research, and creative partnerships foster synergies that advance the welfare of our stakeholders and benefit the global society.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a public, residential university committed to be one of the nation’s premier undergraduate institutions with excellent graduate education, scholarship, and public service.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney will achieve national distinction for a high quality, multidimensional learning environment, engagement with community and public interests, and preparation of students to lead responsible and productive lives in a democratic, multicultural society.
Key to such improvement will be: clear focus on mission imperatives, fidelity to historic core values, and continuous and rigorous self-appraisal or assessment of outcomes.