The year-long UW-Green Bay remissioning process concluded Tuesday, May 15, 2019 with approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) — the last step needed to make the the 178-word statement official.
In the past year, UW-Green Bay sought a substantive change to the select mission in order to adopt a mission that matches established programs and partnerships; demonstrates commitment to new branch campuses and communities; and better aligns with the vision of the institution. The new UW-Green Bay Mission was developed in 2018 and revised with input from the Faculty Senate and Academic Staff Council. Campus hosted a public hearing in March 2019 and on April 25, 2019 the UW System Board of Regents approved the new mission. The text of the mission is as follows:
The UW-Green Bay Select Mission
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a multi-campus comprehensive university offering exemplary undergraduate, master’s and select doctoral programs and operating with a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research, and service to the community. The University provides a problem focused educational experience that promotes critical thinking and student success.
The culture and vision of the University reflect a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, civic engagement, and educational opportunity at all levels. Our core values embrace community-based partnerships, collaborative faculty scholarship and innovation.
Our commitment to a university that promotes access, career success, cross-discipline collaboration, cultural enrichment, economic development, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability is demonstrated through a wide array of programs and certifications offered in four colleges: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Science, Engineering and Technology (including the Richard Resch School of Engineering); College of Health, Education and Social Welfare; and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, leading to a range of degrees, including AAS, BA, BAS, BBA, BM, BS, BSN, BSW, MS, MSW, MSN, and Ed.D.