The mission of Kent State University is to discover, create, apply and share knowledge, as well as to foster ethical and humanitarian values in the service of Ohio and the global community. As an eight-campus educational system, Kent State offers a broad array of academic programs to engage students in diverse learning environments that educate them to think critically and to expand their intellectual horizons while attaining the knowledge and skills necessary for responsible citizenship and productive careers.
Kent State University is a supportive and inclusive learning community devoted to teaching excellence, first-tier scholarship and academic freedom. Together, these core values are at the center of all that we do across the eight campuses of Kent State University. To fulfill our mission, we value:
- Student success through diverse and stimulating learning environments that provide opportunities for every student to reach his/her potential;
- Access to instructional, intellectual and cultural resources for a broad constituency;
- Collaborations and partnerships with other institutions, organizations and communities to bring together diverse talents, experiences and resources;
- Discovery, creativity and innovation in scholarship and research that advance the frontiers of knowledge;
- Higher education as a powerful force for personal, social and global change;
- Academic freedom as the foundation necessary for critical inquiry in a democratic society;
- Integrity in all of our actions and communications;
- Our identity as a comprehensive, multi-campus, public research university with a distinctive heritage and a commitment to service;
- Diverse backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles and ideas; and
- Fiscal responsibility in decision making to support access to an affordable college education.
Key objectives define the direction of Kent State University. Our strategic goals and principles are to:
- Focus on those we serve, especially our students;
- Advance innovation and excellence in teaching to support student success;
- Promote excellence in research and creative endeavors;
- Engage with the world beyond our campuses;
- Build and sustain relationships and economic development opportunities with our alumni, communities and businesses that foster success for them and for Ohio; and
- Secure our financial future through efficient management, increased levels of external funding and building a strong endowment.
The Regional Campuses of Kent State University advance Northeast Ohio by providing open access to a major university education. The campuses are key intellectual resources for social diversity, cultural enrichment, and economic development.
The mission of Kent State University at Trumbull is identical to the mission of all Regional Campuses of Kent State University.
Other Regional Campus Guidelines
The Trumbull Campus is one of the seven regional campuses of Kent State University. The Campus Dean is directly responsible to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
- The Campus Dean is the chief administrative officer and is responsible for all operations of the Trumbull Campus. The Dean directs and supervises the Campus in policy, budget and program planning. The Dean is responsible for academic policies and procedures; supervises all faculty and non-academic personnel and staffing activities; and is ultimately responsible for instruction, student welfare, and community relations. Workload and workload equivalents are assigned by the Campus Dean or his/her designee. To assist the Dean in these responsibilities, the Dean has an Assistant/Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, a Director of Business and Administrative Services, and a Director of Student Services.
- The Assistant/Associate Dean for Academic Affairs has the responsibility of scheduling courses; distributing, collecting and evaluating student evaluations of instruction; and working with the Dean and faculty to assign faculty workload. He/she also functions as a liaison with the Kent Campus departments/schools/independent colleges (hereinafter “Academic Unit”) and chairs/directors/deans (hereinafter “Unit Administrator”) on routine academic matters and fosters the academic welfare of the campus and faculty.
- The Director of Business and Administrative Services assists the Dean in budget planning, monitoring expenses and expenditures, controlling the use of all physical facilities and resources, supervising all non-academic and student personnel, ordering all supplies and materials for the campus, and overseeing the Bookstore, campus maintenance, security and the personnel that run these day-to-day operations.
- The Director of Student Services organizes and directs all student support services related to the Registrar and financial aid matters, interviews and counsels prospective students and parents, organizes and keeps student records, determines student employment budgets, and works with faculty on any potential problems which may arise regarding students.
- Other administrative officers of the Trumbull Campus include the Director of Workforce Development and Continuing Studies, the Advancement Officer, the Marketing Coordinator, the Coordinator of Academic Services, and the Librarian.
All members of the Campus faculty are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards as teachers, scholars, University citizens and colleagues. The University policy regarding faculty code of professional ethics can be found in the University Policy Register (See, University Policy Register, 3342-6-17).
All full-time faculty members are required to provide a current curriculum vita (CV) to be kept on file in the Dean’s office. The faculty member’s CV must be updated annually using the electronic system supported by the University.
All faculty members should be aware of current copyright laws which restrict the copying of published materials. For further information, faculty members should contact the University’s Office of Legal Affairs.
The University policy regarding misconduct in research and scholarship and the Administrative policy and procedures regarding allegations and instances of misconduct in research and scholarship are included in the University Policy Register (See, University Policy Register, 3342-3-05 and 3342-2-05.01).