Faculty Handbook: University of Arkansas: Administration and Governance
1.3  Role and Scope Designation

(Approved by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board in July, 2008)

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

  1. Audiences
    The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (UAF) has a statewide mission. As such, its audiences are:
    • Residents from throughout Arkansas who have excelled in high school studies and are seeking to complete baccalaureate degrees.
    • Individuals seeking graduate and professional degrees.
    • Employers, both public and private, seeking not only well-educated employees but technical assistance and applied research.
    • Economic development interests and entrepreneurs throughout the state.
    • Academic disciplines and the research community.
    • The community and area by providing a broad range of academic and cultural activities and public events.
    • Two-year college transfer students.
  2. Array of Programs and Services 
    UAF offers:
    • A broad range of baccalaureate, masters, doctoral and professional programs that include core arts and sciences, agriculture, architecture, journalism, information sciences, education, engineering, law, public administration, nursing, allied health, and business.
    • Basic and applied research
    • Services specifically designed to meet the needs of statewide economic development—continuing professional education, technical and professional services, support of small businesses and entrepreneurs, and technology transfer.
  3. Special Features
    • UAF is the state’s 1862 land-grant institution and is classified as a Carnegie very high research activity university.
    • Nationally competitive research and economic development activity in emerging areas such as nanotechnology, laser technology, biotechnology, and sustainability.
    • Library resources and special holdings such as the Fulbright papers made available through on-site and electronic access to student and faculty scholars and citizens throughout the state.