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+ Campus alert: A-State Remains Closed Through Fri. March 6

A-State Remains Closed Through Fri. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6 due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be closed on Thursday and will evaluate campus conditions on Friday morning.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Mission & Strategic Plan

Institutional Priorities and Goals

Arkansas State, although a relatively young institution, has a history of consistently aspiring to excellence in education, research, and community enrichment. The following institutional priorities were developed to guide us as we continue that pursuit. 

Refine ASU’s mission and identity as an emerging global research institution.

  • Pursue Appropriate Carnegie Classification Based on Role and Scope
  • Continue to Promote Teaching and Learning Endeavors That Are Integral to a Global Research Institution
  • Continue to Promote the Transformation of ASU Into a Research-Intensive Institution
  • Promote Outcome-Based Decision Making
  • Increase Undergraduate and Graduate Enrollment of Well-Qualified Students

Create a service and support culture that is focused on student learning, retention, and academic success.

  • Support Student Learning as the First Priority to Establish Arkansas State University as a Premier Learning-Centered University
  • Review Relevancy of General Education Program
  • Continue to Develop a Culture of Assessment to Enhance Learning Outcomes
  • Enhance Student Persistence and Academic Success
  • Manage the Use of Financial Aid to Help Attract and Retain students
  • Provide Opportunities to Better Understand Student Needs

Create learning experiences through student engagement, service to our region, and partnerships with our community.

  • Increase Service-Learning and Community Engagement Opportunities
  • Enhance Community Outreach
  • Promote Safety, Environmental Responsibility and Stewardship
  • Create a collaborative decision-making environment that is based on effective shared governance, open communication, and mutual respect of all members of our teaching and learning community.
  • Develop a Sense of Campus Community
  • Create Transparency in Planning and Decision-Making

Adopt policies and models that continuously promote, grow and reward all modes of effective teaching and learning experiences.

  • Support and Reward Multiple Modalities of Teaching and Learning
  • Refocus on Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Increase our diversity and expand our globalization.

  • Prepare Students for Global Citizenship
  • Develop a Service Environment that Supports the Needs of a Diverse ASU Community
  • Attract, Employ, Retain, and Advance Greater Numbers of University Faculty and Staff from Underrepresented Groups

Continually improve our institutional efficacy and alignment of resources with our priorities.

  • Enhance Recruitment and Retention Initiatives of Faculty and Staff Goal
  • Maintain Current and Strategically Plan for Future Infrastructure Needs
  • Expand Resources and Refine Budget Procedures