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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

College Mission and Values

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The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is a community of diverse learners seeking to understand and

transform the Social world through inquiry, inspiration, service and innovation.

Core Values

Diversity          Our uniqueness as individuals and as a collective is an asset and serves as a source of strength.

Learning          The foundation of knowledge as both a valued end and a means to success.

Engagement    Passion, involvement, critical thinking,  and collaboration are nurtured among all learners

Equity              The assurance of access, belonging, and opportunity shapes our approach and our actions.

Innovation       Creativity advances knowledge through research and scholarship for improving lives.

Integrity           Ethics and honesty guide our curriculum, values, words, and actions.


Strategic Directions

  • Increase our value to students and their success by refining our programs, systems and practices
  • Improve the 2nd Year Experience to increase retention and graduation rates
  • Collaborate internally and externally to Increase scholarship, learning and diversity
  • Increase flexibility in faculty and staff work, expectations and load
  • Improve infrastructure and space utilization while influencing a One Space / Place Plan