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Students and instructor at Upper Peninsula Cyber Security Institute

New Markets, New Supports

Grow and support our student body by identifying new markets, developing new academic offerings, and supporting our students’ mental and physical health.

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Crowd of students at graduation with some facing the camera and smiling

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Create and embrace a university-wide culture of inclusion and belonging for all members of the NMU community.

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Sunrise over Marquette and Lake Superior

Rural Roots

Leverage our unique location and expertise to serve rural communities by providing services that enrich our community, improve health, increase access to continuing education opportunities, and support sustainable economic development.

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Builders of a Culture of Sustainability

Enhance and grow sustainability efforts and education throughout the planning, operations, education, research and service aspects of the university.

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Two students in masks studying indoors

Emergency Focus Area: Covid-19

Ensure long-term emergency planning success by reflecting on what we have learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bedrock Elements

NMU MISSION
Northern Michigan University’s distinctive academic and career programs are nurtured by exceptional teaching and extensive opportunities for scholarship, creativity and engagement. Our supportive, connected community empowers students, graduates, faculty and staff to contribute to a diverse and sustainable world.

NMU VISION
Northern Michigan University promotes an active environment to foster strong minds and bodies, inspires innovation and inclusion through community engagement, and develops leaders capable of local and global impact.

CORE VALUES
Community
Opportunity
Rigor
Environment
Inclusion
Connections
Innovation

The Institutional Effectiveness office thanks the following for their essential contributions to this plan:

  • AAUP, NMUFA, and all faculty members who contributed
  • Engagement Session Participants
  • Engagement Session Student Facilitators
  • Executive Committee
  • Focus Area Steering Committees
  • Leadership Committee
  • NMU Board of Trustees
  • President's Office
  • University Marketing and Communications
  • And the many others who contributed throughout the process!

Northern Michigan University is located on the ancestral homelands of the Anishinaabe, Three Fires Confederacy, an honored alliance of the Ojibwe, Ottawa and Bodewadmik (Potowatomi) peoples. Gichi-namebini Ziibing is the traditional name of Marquette.