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

This section of the self-study report describes the purposes of the University of Northern Iowa as an institution of higher education as reflected in its mission statement. Descriptions of the decision-making and strategic planning processes at the University of Northern Iowa are provided, with special attention given to changes made in those processes in the last 10 years, the time following the previous institution-wide evaluation by the North Central Association. The long- and short-range institutional and educational goals of the University are presented by way of the recently approved 2001-2006 Strategic Plan, "Focused on Excellence" (see, and a description is provided of the UniversityÍs efforts to keep the public informed of the strategic goals of the institution. This section concludes with evidence of the UniversityÍs support for freedom of inquiry for faculty and students and the institutionÍs commitment to excellence in both the teaching provided by faculty and the learning expected by students.

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