Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Mission and Values

Higher Learning Commission

Mission and Values


The University of Wisconsin-Superior fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices.


Intellectual Development
We seek to cultivate life-long learners who can think critically, communicate in a variety of mediums, and apply knowledge in order to solve problems.

Student Focus
We emphasize personal attention to the student.

We earn trust through honest, sincere, and humble leadership.

Continual Improvement
We seek to enhance the quality of all programs and services.

We stress mutual respect, appreciation for diversity, and respect for diverse perspectives.

We foster civic engagement and community involvement.

Learning Goals

  • The ability to think and make connections across academic disciplines

  • The ability to express oneself in multiple forms

  • The ability to analyze and reflect upon multiple perspectives to arrive at a perspective of one's own

  • The ability to think and engage as a global citizen

  • The ability to engage in evidence-based problem solving

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