mission of the University of Northern Virginia is to provide a functional
synthesis of innovative and traditional educational programs leading
to degrees in business and computer sciences for qualified post-secondary
international and American students. UNVA delivers high quality career-oriented
higher education programs in business and technology to a diverse
student population. These programs incorporate general education to
enhance graduates' personal development and career potential.
In harmony with its mission,
UNVA is dedicated to providing the following:
programs developed by faculty and staff through regular assessment
and consultations with other education and business leaders.
- A variety of day and
evening programs to accommodate the distinctive needs of both
traditional and nontraditional students.
- Basic skills assessment
and developmental services to assure that students realize their
- Effective career-development
strategies and placement assistance to facilitate students' successful
transition to their careers.
- Highly motivated
and qualified graduates to meet the current and projected needs
of the work force.
Goals and Objectives
UNVA has become increasingly
dedicated to the challenge of meeting the unique requirements of
its students. The purpose of providing the opportunity for an American
education to qualified individuals is expressed in all phases of
the University's operations, ranging from the selection of professors
to the design of the curriculum.
UNVA strives to give the student a background in general studies
as well as specialized knowledge in a chosen field. While the University
realizes the necessity of offering the student a large fund of available
information, it believes that its primary task is to teach the student
not only concepts but the process of discovery, analysis, and application
of these concepts.
The basic objectives of the University are to help students develop
the analytical capacity, the basic knowledge, and the attitude of
personal responsibility necessary to function effectively as a citizen
in an interdependent world. The University of Northern Virginia's
learner and institutional goals are outlined as follows:
1. To develop basic academic and professional skills
2. To develop the desire for continued learning
3. To develop problem-solving and interpersonal skills
4. To develop a positive sense of self-worth
5. To appreciate and understand the cultural differences and similarities
within the learning community
6. To acquire the practical skills to act effectively in an interdependent
1. To offer educational experiences which will stimulate a desire
2. To provide programs and services supportive of the academic objectives
3. To provide student support services adequate to meet the diverse
needs of international students:
4. To implement faculty and staff development procedures and programs
which will ensure a high quality educational environment
5. To provide a program for international students which will aid
them in their career development
6. To maintain a systematic program for institutional development
and for public information
The primary function
of the University is teaching. Scholarly research and other professional
activities of the faculty, continuing education, and community service
are encouraged, promoted, and supported. In keeping with its focus
on teaching, the University seeks to recruit, develop, and retain
faculty who are dedicated to quality teaching by providing dynamic
classroom learning experiences that integrate theory and practice.
The institution values academic freedom and the concept of shared
The Board of Trustees
is responsible for establishing policy and reviewing the performance
of the University.