July 14-15, 2005


ITEM  128-1505-R0705               Authorization to Update Mission Statement; Montana Tech of The University of Montana


THAT:                                       The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorize Montana Tech of the University of Montana to make the changes in its mission statement indicated on the attached page.


EXPLANATION:                        Montana Tech recently conducted an: institutional audit; marketplace and competitor audit; and target audience audit.  In the course of this assessment process it was determined that the mission/vision statement for Montana Tech needed to be streamlined.


The rewrite came over several months this fall with the active participation of the campus faculty, staff and administration.  The campus community has embraced this statement.