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Evaluation of mission and vision statement for a university

Can you evaluate and write a paper about the following statements against the strategic planning and management criteria?

Our Vision

Our university aspires to be renowned as a quality institution of higher education that understands the market better than any other institution. We strive to apply that understanding to our programs and teaching, preparing Our university and its graduates to exceed employer expectations, transform communities, and change lives by believing that every person can achieve his or her dream.

Our Mission
Our university prepares people and organizations to excel in the knowledge-driven environment of the 21st century.

Our Values
Our University's Values represent the behavioral expectations of our faculty, staff, and students in performing their responsibilities and achieving their goals. These values are represented through STAIR.

Serving Students with Quality
? Understand our students
? Nurture capable and energetic students
? Help students start, stay, and succeed
? Provide GREAT service
? Commitment to continuous quality improvement

? Communicate openly and honestly
? Demonstrate loyalty
? Maintain confidentiality
? Teamwork
? Explain "why" and ask "why"

? Think as a University
? Follow University policies and procedures
? Perform to the vision and strategic plan
? Meet goals and carry out responsibilities
? Adapt to change in support of vision and strategic plan

Innovation and creativity
? Share thoughts and new ideas
? Actively engage and participate
? Constructively challenge status quo
? Think outside the box

Respect for people
? Celebrate success
? Inspire and motivate
? Treat everyone with respect and cooperation
? Embrace diversity

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Strategic management is defined by David (2005) as the art and science of formulating, implementing, and evaluating cross-functional decisions that enable the organization to achieve its objectives. David further stresses that strategic management process consists of three stages: strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and strategy evaluation.

The above definition indicates that the process does not stop with the formulation of strategies. It continues up to its implementation and after which, the evaluation which may be done by comparing targets and objectives with actual level of organizational performance.

David further emphasized that strategy formulation consists of developing a vision and mission of the organization, identifying its strengths that may contribute to its ability to implement its plans, weaknesses that must have to be strengthened, external opportunities that must be taken advantage of, and threats that must be addressed.

The above discussion indicates that developing vision and mission is a great part in strategic ...

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Evaluations of a mission and vision statement for a university is examined.