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University of Houston - Victoria

Academic Affairs
Office of the Provost

University of Houston-Victoria Mission & Vision

UHV Core Values

  • Academic excellence accessible to a diverse community.
  • Continuous improvement and responsiveness to emerging issues.
  • Freedom of inquiry and expression of truth in a culture of mutual respect, cooperation, and teamwork.
  • The highest standards of ethics, integrity, and accountability.

Standing Goals

Goal 1: Teaching and Learning
UHV will provide high-quality instruction and learning support in all degree programs, with an emphasis on outreach, collaboration, and responsiveness to the needs of the communities served by the institution.

Goal 2: Research, Scholarly Activities and External Grant Funding
UHV will contribute through research and scholarly activities to the advancement of knowledge in academic and professional fields, in teaching and learning, and in professional communities– commensurate with UHV’s mission. This goal includes an increase in the number and amount of externally funded grants.

Goal 3: Community Engagement and Partnerships
UHV will help to serve the regional needs for access to information resources and professional expertise. The university will collaborate with other educational, entrepreneurial, governmental, and non-profit entities in promoting the educational, economic, and cultural development of the region.

Goal 4: Enrollment Management and Student Services
UHV will optimally shape the size and characteristics of the student body to ensure diversity and reflect the needs of the leaders of tomorrow, with an emphasis on student access and success, as well as student participation through athletics, student organizations and academic success initiatives.

Goal 5: Financial and Administrative Support Services
UHV will demonstrate efficient and accountable stewardship of fiscal, human, and physical resources in its efforts to meet educational needs, to comply with oversight authorities, and to maintain public trust.

Goal 6: University Advancement and Development
UHV will complement public support of the institution with private support; provide accurate and timely information to institutional constituencies; expand the donor base; enhance positive visibility within the region; and, build a strong alumni community.

Goal 7: Planning, Assessment, and Accountability
UHV will maintain systematic processes for planning and budgeting, for institutional and employee assessment, and for professional development. UHV will strive for greater accountability and transparency to stakeholders.

Goal 8: Growth and Program Expansion
UHV will continue to expand its reach and services as a destination campus in Victoria, as well as meet the growing regional needs of students in the Greater Houston area and online.