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Telephone Directory
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     Year 2004/2005
     Fall Semester 2004
     Spring Semester 2005
     Summer Semester 2005

University Mission
Degrees, Areas of Specialization,

After Admission
Financial Assistance
Student Activities
Student Services and Resources
Tuition and Fees
Military and Veterans Information
Registration and Records
Academic Policies
Graduation and General Degree

Public Service and Research Centers
College Mission Statements
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Master's Degree Programs
Specialist Degree Programs
Doctoral Degree Programs
Course Numbering System
Course Listings and Descriptions
The University of West Florida

Our Vision
To distinguish UWF as the premier creative, student-centered university focused on excellence.

Our Mission
To empower each individual we serve with knowledge and opportunity to contribute responsibly and
creatively to a complex world.

Our Values

A safe and dynamic learning environment that encourages the development of individual potential
Doing the right thing for the right reason
Dedication to uncompromising excellence
Dedication to exploring and expanding the boundaries of knowledge
Working together to achieve shared goals
Managing and protecting our resources
Different by design

Our Goals and Imperatives

Promote a learning environment that encourages the development of individual potential in students, faculty, and staff

  • Attract a high quality, diverse faculty and staff dedicated to putting students first
  • Demand excellence in teaching, research, and service
  • Create a new standard in education focused on learning outcomes
  • Promote integrity through intellectual inquiry and open discourse

Attract and inspire a diverse and talented student body committed to uncompromising
academic excellence

  • Promote creativity by the exchange of ideas in the spirit of academic freedom and professional responsibility
  • Promote diversity through a respect for and appreciation of differences

Provide solutions to educational, cultural, economic, and environmental concerns

  • Align university services with community needs and interests through teamwork and collaboration
  • Engage in scholarly research and creative activity to solve regional problems and enhance the quality of life
  • Develop targeted areas in education and research that address critical national and international objectives

Manage growth responsibly through focus on continuous quality improvement of programs and processes

  • Target markets of opportunity with effective communications programs
  • Align financial resources with performance expectations
  • Continuously develop and improve processes and methods in delivering the university's brand promise