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March 19, 2020 at 1:30 PM - Executive Committee Meeting

Call to Order
Roll Call/Declaration of Quorum
Action Items
A. Consideration of Institutional Mission Profile Statement
Background Information:  Each year, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) requires institutions to update their Institutional Mission Profile Statements and to obtain governing board approval and THEC approval. THEC describes the role of the Institutional Mission Profile in a previous THEC quarterly agenda item as follows:

These mission profiles are utilized to minimize redundancy in degree offerings, instructional locations and competitive research. The profiles are also used in the outcomes-based funding formula. Through outcomes-based formula weighting factors derived from mission differences, institutions are funded based on their mission-defined production of graduates, their breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs, and their research capacity. The FOCUS (Focus on College and University Success) Act emphasized the importance of institutional mission profiles and further directed the annual submission of profiles by each university and community college. In meeting the FOCUS requirements, THEC requested that each institution submit their respective mission profile. (THEC Quarterly Meeting Materials, May 11, 2017)
Description:  APSU’s updated Institutional Mission Profile Statement, as of January 2020:

Austin Peay State University is a comprehensive public institution in Clarksville, northwest of Nashville. Austin Peay has experienced steady overall enrollment growth in the last four years (2016-2019) with record University new freshman class enrollments in Fall 2016, Fall 2017, and Fall 2018 and all-time high overall enrollment of 11,048 in Fall 2019. With a Carnegie Classification of a Master’s Large institution, Austin Peay combines a solid foundation in the liberal arts with strong professional programs. The University emphasizes disciplines in the arts, business, education, health sciences, and STEM fields. It predominantly serves students throughout Middle Tennessee and provides additional programming and services focusing on adult, first generation, low socio-economic, military, minority, and high-performing students. Austin Peay launched its first doctoral program, the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, in Fall 2018, and is scheduled to launch its second doctoral program, Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology, in Fall 2020.
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