In fulfillment of its vision, values and mission, Murray State University supports the development and implementation of new initiatives on both an institutional basis and at
the operating unit level around the following strategic imperatives.
These imperatives define the special calling of every highly regarded
comprehensive university — yes, to impart skills and information, and
to create new knowledge … but to do so in a manner that strengthens and
nurtures the region which the University is asked to serve. MSU’s
strategic imperatives are not intended to serve as specific goals;
rather, they set the broad strategic direction for MSU—from which
innovative ideas and activities will emerge from each campus unit.
Excellence through Quality • Outreach with Partnerships • Innovation for Impact
Budget Planning Review:
Prioritization Concept Paper (6/1/12)
To access the Budget Planning and Review (BPR) Process pages and BPT Team pages, please click here.
To access the Budget Planning and Review Final Draft Recommendations, please click here. (3/8/13)
To access the Amalgamated Original Budget Planning and Review Submissions, please click here. (3/13/13)
(Also found in Board of Regents Policy Manual Section 2)
Murray State University serves as a nationally
recognized residential comprehensive university, with a strong extended campus and online presence, offering high-quality associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees. Academic programs are offered in
the core areas of arts and sciences, agriculture, business, health and human
services, teacher education, communications, engineering and applied
technologies, and nursing. Teaching, research, and service excellence are core
values and guiding principles that promote economic development and the
well-being of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the region.
Murray State University places a high premium
on academic outreach, collaborative relationships with alumni, the public
schools, business and industry, governmental agencies, and other colleges and
universities at home and abroad. Murray State University prepares graduates to
function in a culturally diverse, technologically oriented society and
increasingly interdependent world. The University is committed to international
education as an integral dimension of the university experience.
Murray State University emphasizes student-centered
learning and educational experiences that include first year experience, the
honors program, internships, study-abroad programs, service learning, research
and creative projects, residential colleges, and student organizations.
In sum, Murray State University fosters an
exciting and challenging learning environment.
To build on our reputation as one of the best student-centered, comprehensive universities in the nation.
Accessibility - Murray State values broad, equal and affordable educational access for all.
Freedom - Murray State values the generation and free exchange of ideas
in a peaceful and orderly environment that encourages communication and
the resolution of differences.
Accountability - Murray State
values a comprehensive accountability system through outcomes
assessment and institutional effectiveness, supporting our primary
mission as a university.
Diversity - Murray State values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff and student body.
Excellence - Murray State values a sustained commitment to teaching, research and service excellence.
Integrity - Murray State values an environment that demands high levels of professional and academic ethics.
Nurturing Environment - Murray State values a safe, friendly and supportive campus and community environment.
Governance - Murray State values a culture of shared governance, open
communication and understanding among administration, faculty, staff
Student-Centered Learning - Murray State values an environment that
fosters the engagement of the student in the learning process both in
and beyond the classroom.
Sustainability - Murray State values a commitment to the principles of sustainability and seeks to respond to environmental concerns about resource consumption, waste and climate change.