Mission of the Regional College | Regional College Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Mission of the Regional College

The Regional College was created to provide a curricular home for degrees and courses unique to the Regional Campuses; therefore, some of the traditional functions of a university college are not done by the Regional College.  Faculty who are appointed to the Regional College teach at the regional campuses in one of the approved Regional College programs. Additional program areas may be added as the regional campuses develop new programs.

The objectives of the College are to:

1.  Develop and maintain a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education which is commensurate with the goals and mission of Kent State University;

2.  Create an academic environment which promotes the intellectual and professional development of students and faculty;

3.  Provide programs for all students which meet the educational and technological demands of the disciplines represented in the College;

4.  Create courses in cognate academic disciplines and professional fields which provide the necessary base for the career goals of students and faculty; and,

5.  Implicit in these objectives is our responsibility as educators, which includes but is not limited to educating, promoting lifelong learning, and clarifying the role and philosophy of education.

6.  A commitment to scholarly activity means creating and maintaining a significant intellectual environment and achieving our broader commitments to the advancement of knowledge and service to the public.

7.  Service to the University and to the general public unifies and clarifies the role of the University in the local community, in the State of Ohio, nationally and internationally, and is valued within the College and the University.