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Mission Statements

The Coordinating Board keeps records of the Mission Statements of public institutions of higher education across the state and posts them on its public website.

As a result of changes to statute passed by the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, the Coordinating Board is no longer charged with reviewing and approving Mission Statements an every four years. If changes are needed to the Mission Statement, the institution must gain approval from its governing board before sending it to the Coordinating Board for recording and posting.

The Mission Statement is the formal statement of the mission of an institution of a public university or health-related institution. The Mission Statement takes the form of a narrative that addresses the fundamental purpose of the institution with respect to its teaching, research, and public service responsibilities from a regional, state, and national perspective. Current Mission statements can be viewed here: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/AAR/missions.cfm

When a Board of Regents approves a revised mission statement for an institution, that Board or the institution should send a copy of that revised statement to the division of Academic Quality and Workforce. There is no standard form for proposed changes to an institution's mission statement. Proposed changes to a mission statement should be submitted in the form of a letter to the Assistant Commissioner, along with documentation confirming Board of Regents approval.


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