University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

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University of Arkansas Pine BluffUniversity of Arkansas Pine Bluff
1200 N. University Drive,
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Phone: - (870) 575-8000

Mission of the University

Historical Mission

One of the most important aspects of the historical mission of Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College was established by the Legislative Act of 1873 that created the College. The Act stipulated that the institution was being established for the convenience and well- being of the “poorer classes.”

The second statutory provision relating to the mission of the College was the Land Grant Act of 1890, which made the Morrill Act of 1862 applicable in every respect to Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College.

The Act of 1862 charged the College, without its excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and mechanic arts. These subjects are to be taught in such manner as the State prescribes in order to provide the liberal and practical education of the laboring classes of people in the several pursuits and occupations of life.

Evolving Mission

While the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will continue to maintain a special sensitiveness to the needs, aspirations, problems and opportunities of its historic constituents, it shall expand its mission with a high degree of excellence and with a sense of constantly improving quality. The new social context that is emerging as a result of integration requires that this mission be expanded, extended and enriched so as to become consonant with the needs and demands of a more culturally heterogeneous student clientele - a clientele differing academically, socially, racially, ethnically and culturally.

To fulfill its mission of service to this heterogeneous clientele, UAPB shall develop creative and innovative activities that produce new curricular models in the fields of aesthetics, social and political institutions, and scientific technical development. This will be accompanied by new instructional designs and professorial staffs capable of implementing such programs.

The thrust of this new and expanded mission could and should result in the re-examination and improvement of value systems and moral behavior of political institutions and of the economic system. Such a mission does not merely support the advancements of science and technology, it uses science and technology to help solve economic, physical, social, political, racial and cultural problems.

The institution’s ultimate goal is to assist America in building a new social organism that will accommodate racial, ethnic and cultural pluralism in a manner that will enhance the quality of lives and patterns of living and weld the nation into one people, a mission which seems essential to the future security and health of the nation.

Vision Statement

The philosophical basis on which UAPB premises its purposes and activities is best described in a vision statement written during a planning workshop in the 1995-96 year. The statement follows:

We believe it is important to the future of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) that:

UAPB be known as a comprehensive, 1890 Land-Grant institution that provides open door liberal and professional education for its traditional clientele as well as lifelong learning experiences for other population groups with concern for the success of all students; that

UAPB be known for its Center of Excellence –– aquaculture/fisheries biology, and its Centers of Emphasis –– teacher education, mathematics and science, minority business development, student leadership development; that

UAPB offer comprehensive research and services and be an active partner and neighbor in the educational, business and industrial communities of Arkansas and the nation; that

UAPB provide accessible and affordable offerings that are innovative and relevant, and where course offerings and student performance ascribe to the highest principles and standards of academic excellence; that curricular plans be designed to prepare students for functioning in a global environment where human and economic interdependencies are ever increasing; that

UAPB maintain a climate that fosters the intellectual and social development of a diversified student body; that is caring, friendly, and respectful of the dignity of all individuals; that

UAPB be a model of resource and environmental stewardship; that

UAPB take pride in itself as a dynamic, creative, future-oriented place of learning and growth; and that

UAPB accept the responsibility to develop excellence within ourselves and produce students and graduates that reflect some consciousness, intellectual prowess and the highest levels of professionalism and integrity in their lives and work.

The application of the aforementioned philosophical declarations is the basis for the role and scope authority outlined in the Board of Trustees approved Mission Statement.

Goals of the University

The following long-and short-range goals, which emerge from the university’s mission, address the major role and functions of the institution:

To establish a planning and information management system that enhances decision-making and facilitates administrative effectiveness and program excellence.

To set in place, organize and implement programs, personnel, resources and supportive environment as needed to accomplish the vision, mission, goals and objectives of the university.

To develop an integrative planning, assessment, and budgeting process.

To continue to adequately prepare students for the work force and/or graduate and professional studies in the various academic schools.

To provide adequate financial and other resources, including a multi-functional conference/education center, to support planning and resource management, teaching, research and outreach activities.

To develop criteria and procedures to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified faculty and staff.

To develop a comprehensive enrollment-management system to enhance the quality and quantity of the overall student population.

To assess the needs of the community and to provide lifelong learning opportunities through access to university resources, extended academic programs and specialized services.

To conduct research and scholarly activities that enhances the problem solving capacity of the institution and contributes to an expanding knowledge base.

To implement a comprehensive marketing and public relations program.

To provide access to world-wide information networks for the faculty, students and staff in support of the planning, fiscal management, teaching/learning, research and service objectives of the university.

To establish a campus environment that is more aesthetically pleasing, user friendly, and technologically up-to-date.

To provide appropriate resources and checks and balances to ensure continued and sustained progress on the Arkansas Higher Education productivity measures.

To create a process by which evidence of congruence between the institution’s vision, mission, goals and objectives and the actual outcomes of its programs and activities are assembled and analyzed with systematic feedback provided in order to improve teaching/learning, research and service.

Admissions Policy

Unconditional Admission

An entering freshman (first-time full or part-time) is admitted unconditionally if he/she:
Has completed the college prep curriculum with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 on a 4.00 grading scale

Has taken the required test, ACT preferred; SAT; ASSET accepted).

Conditional Admission

Entering freshmen not meeting the above criteria are admitted to the University conditionally. This includes students receiving a GED or graduating from a home schooling program after May 1, 1997.

The transcripts of students graduating from out-of-state high schools and private schools will be evaluated to determine whether they will be admitted conditionally or unconditionally.

The Office of Admissions and Academic Records will notify applicants of their admission status to the University.

Students who do not have a score of 19 or better on the ACT sub tests will be assigned to developmental courses as necessary.

Basic Academic Services will evaluate transcripts of students to determine if they have successfully completed a minimum of twelve (12) core credit hours and necessary developmental courses with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher prior to completing 30 semester credit hours (sophomore classification).

Students failing to successfully meet these requirements with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher will be placed on jeopardy or probation or recommended for academic suspension as outlined in the university catalogue.

Tuition & Fees

Per Semester Credit Hour
On-Campus Courses
Undergraduate Resident $125.00
Undergraduate Non-resident 290.00
Graduate Resident 160.00
Graduate Non-resident 369.00
North Little Rock Site
Undergraduate Resident 163.00
Undergraduate Non-resident 328.00
Distance Learning Courses (Web-Based and CIV Courses
Undergraduate Resident 146.00
Undergraduate Non-resident 349.00
Graduate Resident Part-time 163.00
Gaduate Non-resident Part-time 384.00
Family Financial Planning On-Line Courses 200.00

(previous charges based on regular tuition rates for
rates for resident & non-resident)

Per Semester Credit Hour
Athletic Fee (on-campus only) $14.25
Facility Use Fee (on-campus only) 13.25
Technology Fee (on/off campus)
Transit Fee (on-campus only) 1.50
Per Semester (On-Campus) - Fall & Spring
Health Services Fee 45.00
Student Activity Fee/Full-time students (12 credit hours or more) 45.00
Student Activity Fee/Part-time Students (less than 12 credit hours) 22.50
Per Semester (On-Campus - Summer
Health Service Fee 13.75
Student Activity Fee 6.25

Matriculation Fee $37.00
Graduation Fee - Undergraduates 45.00
Graduation Fee - Graduates 55.00
Graduate School Application Fee 37.00
Teaching Equipment & Laboratory Enhancement Fees 35.00
Applied Music Courses 75.00
Late Registration Fee 34.50
Student Teaching Fee 54.50
CDA Observation Fee 200.00
Lion Fee (Summer Program - Optional) 200.00
Change in Schedule Fee (student initiated add or drop) 15.00
Administrative Withdrawal Fee 45.00
Military Science Fee 2.50
International Student Fee (per regular semester) 50.00
International Student Fee (per summer session) 25.00
In-house Financial Arrangement Fee
Fall and Spring Semesters (each) 65.00
Summer Sessions (each) 34.50
Late Payment Fee 15.00

Housing Application Fee (annual) $25.00
Housing Deposit (refunded upon departure) 75.00
Room Key Replacement Fee 100.00
Room Rent - Fall and Spring (per semester)

Double Occupancy:
Johnny B. Johnson 1,790.00
Delta 1,971.00
All Other Residence Halls 1,459.00
Single Occupancy:
Johnny B. Johnson 2,774.00
Delta 2,293.00
All Other Residence Halls 2,458.00
Triple Occupancy:
Johnny B. Johnson 1,224.00
All Other Residence Halls 1,153.00

Board Rates - Fall and Spring (per semester)
20-Meal Plan 1,444.00
10-Meal Plan with $150 declining balance 1,444.00
15-Meal Plan with $75 declining balance 1,444.00
Off-Campus Meal Rates - Fall and Spring (per semester
10-Meal Plan with $150 declining balance) 1,444.00
15-Meal Plan with $75 declining balance 1,444.00
Room Rent - Per Summer Session

Double Occupancy:
Johnny B. Johnson 556.00
Delta 590.00
All Other Residence Halls 449.00

Single Occupancy:
Johnny B. Johnson 868.00
Delta 718.00
All Other Residence Halls 766.00
Board Rates - Per summer Session
20-Meal Plan 481.00
10-Meal Plan with $75 declining balance 481.00
15-Meal Plan with $50 declining balance 481.00
Conferences Rates (per day)
Double Occupancy:
Johnny B. Johnson 33.66
Delta 39.53
All Other Residence Halls 28.05
Single Occupancy:
Johnny B. Johnson 48.20
Delta 53.55
All Other Residence Halls 37.49
Board 24.00

Board Rates - Commuter Plans Fall and Spring (per semester)
Block-100 478.00
Block-75 366.00
Block-50 249.00
Block-25 128.00

Nursery School
School Children (per week) $70.00
School Children (per day) 15.00
Infants and Toddlers (per week) 75.00
Infants and Toddlers (per day) 16.00
Late pick-up fee (per half-hour) 5.00
Nursery School Annual Application Fee 40.00

Transcript; 1st free, each additional 4.00
Same-day Transcripts 8.00
Testing Fee: American College Test (ACT) 30.00
Replacement of Mail Box Key 25.00
Non-Return of Mail Box Key 25.00
Insufficient Funds Check 25.00
Identification Card for Students/Faculty and Staff
Lost Card Replacement Fee 15.00
Replacement Fee for Damaged/Excessive Wear 15.00

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