The primary focus of SIUE's long-term goals is student learning. Achieving the following goals will help students become lifelong learners and effective leaders in their professions and communities:
Prepared and Committed Students – Recruit and engage a diverse student body ready to accept the rigorous challenges of higher education, to persist in academic study, and to become lifelong learners.
Innovative High Quality Programs – Develop and enhance curricular and co-curricular programs to fully support learning and degree completion.
Dedicated Faculty and Staff—Recruit, support, and retain a highly committed and diverse faculty and staff who continually strive for excellence by promoting student learning, producing significant scholarship, and serving multiple constituencies.
Supportive Campus Community—Foster an inclusive university community characterized by integrity, civility, shared governance and openness to and respect for different backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.
Outreach and Partnerships – Develop and strengthen collaborative relationships to effect positive changes in the university, region, nation and world.
Physical and Financial Sustainability—Develop, maintain and protect the University’s assets by practicing and promoting economic, environmental, and social sustainability campus-wide.