Mission & Values
The Ohio State University has as its mission the attainment of international distinction in education, scholarship and public service. As the state's leading comprehensive teaching and research university, Ohio State combines a responsibility for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge with a land-grant heritage of public service. It offers an extensive range of academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and the professions. Ohio State provides accessible, high quality, undergraduate and graduate education for qualified students who are able to benefit from a scholarly environment in which research inspires and informs teaching.
At Ohio State we celebrate and learn from our diversity and we value individual differences. Academic freedom is defended within an environment of civility, tolerance, and mutual respect.
The Mission of The Ohio State University at Mansfield
Through its Mansfield Campus, The Ohio State University extends Ohio State University courses, curricula and resources geographically, to meet the educational needs of the people of North Central Ohio.
The Ohio State University at Mansfield Statement of Values
In achieving its mission, The Ohio State University at Mansfield is guided by several operating principles and core values including the following:
Ohio State University Quality
All courses and curricula offered on the Mansfield campus fully maintain the same content and standards as those offered in Columbus. Faculty are members of their OSU departments and meet departmental criteria for promotion and tenure. Nearly all hold the highest degree awarded by their profession. Faculty are expected to remain current in their professions by engaging in active scholarship.
Regular, full-time faculty deliver two-thirds or more of the instruction. Very good teaching is expected of all faculty. Class size is kept relatively small, averaging 24 students per class. Faculty assist students to learn both inside and outside of class. A highly professional support staff supports student learning in many diverse ways including maintaining facilities, advising students, giving learning support, and providing administrative services.
Broad and Open Access
The Mansfield campus maintains Ohio State's Land Grant tradition of making higher education accessible to traditional and non-traditional students. Admission is open to all. The campus values diversity and strives to reach out to all of the surrounding community. Scholarships and other financial aid helps many persons surmount financial obstacles and the campus' academic enrichment services help students who may have been away from education for a number of years or who need help with learning skills.
The campus is involved in the life of the community. The campus is formally involved with the region in economic development, in the arts and cultures, and in support for schools. Many faculty and staff contribute time, money, and expertise to the good of the community. In turn, community leaders help the campus assess community needs, and the community has contributed generously to campus campaigns. A community Board of Trustees helps govern the campus.
At Ohio State, we celebrate and learn from our diversity and we value individual differences. Academic freedom is defended within an environment of civility, tolerance, and mutual respect.