Purpose and Goals
The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences shall serve as the catalyst to reinforce the basic land-grant function upon which the University was founded by promoting the coordination of programmatic activities among teaching, extension and research. The primary mission of the College shall be to strengthen the position of the University in matters relating to individuals and families and their interactive roles with social, economic and environmental systems.
Specifically, the programs in the College shall provide:
Instructional activities in Agriculture, Dietetics, and in Human Sciences, delivered through innovative classroom, laboratory and experiential learning experiences to prepare graduates for current and futuristic careers which respond to societal needs.
Research activities in the basic, applied and social sciences to produce information and technological developments which improve the social and economic conditions of targeted clientele in Texas, the nation, and the world, conducted primarily within the structured programs of the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center.
Extension activities to deliver research based information and informal educational opportunities focused on identified issues and needs of Texans of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds giving emphasis to individuals that are historically unserved and underserved and conducted primarily within the structure of the Cooperative Extension Program.
International activities which develop sustainable linkages between human capital and natural resources and extend expertise in teaching, research and extension to assist in solving specific problems that restrain development in selected developing countries and conducted primarily within the structure of the Institute for International Agribusiness Studies.
Comprehensively, through involvement in professional and scientific activities, the College shall enhance the food, agricultural, and human sciences and strive to improve the quality of life for the residents of Texas, the nation and the world.
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