Role and Scope Designation
(Approved by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board in July, 2008)
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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.
- 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.
- 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.