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About UMFK

University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743
 Email Us (207) 834-7500

2003-2008 Strategic Plan: Institutional Priorities

  • Priority 1: Promote and pursue UMFK's mission as a regional baccalaureate university serving the St. John Valley, northern Aroostook County and the international community as a result of its unique location. (Related Strategic Direction #8 in the UMS Strategic Plan)
  • Priority 2: UMFK is committed to providing students with a high quality two and four year academic experience, incorporating emerging technologies. (Related Strategic Directions #1 & #3 in the UMS Strategic Plan)
  • Priority 3: To attract and retain qualified faculty and staff and support their accomplishments and professional development. (Related Strategic Directions #1 & #2 in the UMS Strategic Plan)
  • Priority 4: UMFK will embrace the distinct rural focus of its mission. (Related Strategic Direction #8 in the UMS Strategic Plan)
  • Priority 5: Preserve, explore, celebrate and promote the bilingual/ multicultural character of the St. John Valley, a region where Acadian, French-Canadian, Franco-American, Native American and Euro-American Cultures meet. (Related Strategic Direction #8 in the UMS Strategic Plan)
  • Priority 6: Enhance and reaffirm the role of student services as an integral component of the social and academic development of all UMFK students. (Related Strategic Directions #1 & #7 in the UMS Strategic Plan)
  • Priority 7: UMFK should develop a systematic and specific approach to diversity strategies.
  • Priority 8: Reaffirm and strengthen the University's public service role through collaborative arrangements and partnerships in the St. John Valley, northern Aroostook County, the state of Maine and beyond. (Related Strategic Direction #8 in the UMS Strategic Plan)
  • Priority 9: Maintain and improve campus facilities, buildings and grounds to assist in providing an optimal teaching and learning environment.
  • Priority 10: Generate external funding through private gifts. (Related Strategic Direction #9 in the UMS Strategic Plan)
  • Priority 11: Work with the consortium to enhance educational quality and opportunity for students and communities we serve. (Related Strategic Directions #1 & #8 in the UMS Strategic Plan)