Overview of Southeastern
Role, Mission and Scope Statement
(Board of Regents Master Plan for Public Post-Secondary Education in Louisiana: 2011)
Southeastern Louisiana University is primarily a teaching institution whose mission
successful education of undergraduate students and services to the employers and
communities in its region. Southeastern uses a traditional admission process based on
courses completed, GPA, and standardized test scores.
Southeastern is responsible for serving:
a. Residents of the greater metropolitan region, especially those of the Northshore parishes, who have completed high school and are seeking either a college degree or continuing professional education;
b. Two-year college transfer students, particularly those from Northshore
Technical Community College;
c. Regional employers, both public and private, including school districts, health
care providers, local governments, private businesses and community
agencies seeking technical assistance and applied research;
d. Economic development interests and entrepreneurs in the region; and
e. The area community, by providing a broad range of academic and cultural
activities and public events.
2. Array of Programs and Services
a. Baccalaureate arts and science programs in appropriate to a teaching
university with a predominantly undergraduate student body.
b. Baccalaureate and master's level programs in the professional fields of
communications, computer science, education, criminal justice, nursing and
allied health, business, and social work.
c. Limited collaborative doctoral programs focused on practice doctorate degrees to address needs of the regional audience.
d. Support for area K-12 schools seeking college general education courses for
advanced students and assistance in ensuring that their graduates are
college- and career-ready.
e. Services specifically designed to meet the needs of regional economic
3. Special Programs/Features
a. K-12 collaboration and education through teacher and administrator
education programs through the doctorate.
b. Nursing and Allied Health programs designed to meet regional health care
needs, including traditional, online, and accelerated delivery formats.
c. Business/economic development assistance for regional start-up and existing
businesses through academic programming, the Southeast Louisiana
Business Center, and non-credit workforce education and training.
d. Academic programs and research with direct scientific and technological
applications relevant to the environment and economic development of
e. Unique cultural facilities and programming make Southeastern the hub of
creative arts and culture in the Northshore region.
The mission of Southeastern Louisiana University is to lead the educational, economic and cultural development of southeast Louisiana.
Core Values are the underpinning of a university's culture and character, and serve as the foundation on which everything else is built. Southeastern Louisiana University's core values of Excellence and Caring reflect who we are and what you can expect from us.
Serving the needs of others with respect, understanding and compassion; affirming the differences among individuals, values and ideas.
Guided by our core values, Southeastern creates engaging learning opportunities such as residential, distance education and international experiences that extend knowledge and its application in the classroom and beyond.
Southeastern uses technology to provide access to global ideas and information, to an interactive world of knowledge creation and sharing, and to a wealth of online collaboration and communication.
1. To engage a diverse population of learners with powerful experiences.
1.1 The University will provide relevant curricula, emphasizing scholarship and an innovative, engaging pedagogy that creates an intellectually stimulating environment.
1.2 The University will expand an aggressive and effective recruiting program that attracts and enrolls highly qualified and diverse students.
1.3 The University will provide programs, services, resources and infrastructure that maximize student success and degree completion.
1.4 The University will recruit, retain, develop, engage, and support a diverse and well-qualified faculty and staff.
1.5 The University will create an environment that promotes accessibility and safety, and supports understanding and acceptance of human differences.
1.6 The University will offer distance learning courses, programs and technologies that are responsive to student needs.
1.7 The University will offer a broad array of non-degree educational, economic, and cultural activities that meet the changing needs of the region.
1.8 The University will offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs and post-degree certificate programs to meet regional needs.
2. To spearhead collaborative efforts.
2.1 The University will partner with area K-12 schools through programs such as dual enrollment.
2.2 The University will increase the number of community college transfer students.
2.3 The University will enhance its partnership with Northshore Technical Community College.
2.4 The University will expand interaction with business, community and educational groups.
2.5 The University will enhance international partnerships.
3. To foster a climate that nurtures relationships and engages people in the life of the University.
3.1 The University will offer a broad array of athletic, cultural, and community events and programs.
3.2 The University will enrich relationships through interactive communication.
4. To prepare the University community to thrive in a global society.
4.1 The University will include more global perspectives in its curricula.
4.2 The University will increase the presence on campus of students from outside the region and country.
4.3 The University will promote student/faculty exchanges with international institutions.
5. To increase, diversify and manage funding effectively.
5.1 The University will effectively manage its share of state appropriations.
5.2 The University will increase alternate sources of revenue.
5.3 The University will expand sustainability efforts as a means of reducing costs and enhancing educational opportunities for students.
6. To communicate the University's identity and value.
6.1 The University will identify and promote its strengths.
6.2 The University will develop and implement an integrated marketing and communication plan.
Southeastern is one of nine Louisiana universities managed under the University of Louisiana System. The Louisiana Board of Regents has jurisdiction over all Louisiana public post secondary education institutions. Southeastern's Governing Boards >>