Mission, Vision & Values
The mission of the Department of Animal Science is as follows:
Mission: Advance agriculture using multidisciplinary approaches to generate, teach, disseminate and apply knowledge in animal biology and management.
Vision: Our scholarship encompasses innovative research, development of successful graduates, and engagement of stakeholders to integrate and apply relevant knowledge.
We value the land-grant mission upon which Michigan State University was founded.
We value environmental, economic and social sustainability of agricultural systems.
We value innovative programs that integrate teaching, research and extension.
We value equally the scholarly contributions of teaching, research and extension.
We value a balanced commitment to teaching, research and extension.
We value communication and partnerships with our agricultural stakeholders and the broader community.
We value external and internal peer review.
We value accountability to our stakeholders.
We value accessibility of agricultural animals for experiential learning and research.
We value a collegial atmosphere that contributes to the personal well-being and professional development of faculty, staff and students.
Adopted December 19, 2002
Department of Animal Science By Laws (September, 2012)