There are five (5) main goals the University of Reston is always striving to achieve: Strategic, Educational, Intellectual Contribution, Service/Outreach, and Additional Institutional. These general objectives are listed below along with brief descriptions for each aim.

Strategic Goals

University of Reston’s strategic goals are within the university’s mission; specific strategies, programs and initiatives. These goals enhance the university’s standing and prestige among internal and external patrons through recognition, accreditation and rankings.

Educational Goals

University of Reston offers distinctive, specialized theoretical and applied programs with relevant in-class and out-of-class learning experiences that emphasize excellence in academic rigor, learning outcomes, and teaching delivery and content to prepare global information systems and business leaders.

The university’s subgoal is to comprehensively design, develop, and deliver groundbreaking, future-oriented, customized educational programs that advance participants’ careers by contributing to their general intellectual and personal growth, specific knowledge and skills directly related to their respective chosen career paths and enabling students to participate full business and community leaders and trailblazers in the global marketplace. University of Reston provides exceptional support services for students in the areas of academic guidance, administrative services, and co-curricular activities.

Intellectual Contribution Goals

University of Reston engages in impactful academic research in functional business and information technology areas which contributes to measurable improvement of performance and management of organizations. Additionally, university researchers nurture the formation and development of collaborative research that contributes to multidisciplinary knowledge, establishes and sustains relationships with outside organizations in order to create innovative research opportunities.

Service and Outreach Goals

The administrators, faculty, staff and students at University of Reston engage as citizen-leaders of the community. The university will continually develop, maintain and enhance short, medium and long-term partnerships with a wide range of external academic, vocational and industry-related organizational entities. The university’s plan is to sustain and strengthen the effectiveness of the school’s dynamic teaching, learning and research capabilities and provide numerous, viable collaboration and funding opportunities to employees, students and alumni.

Specific Service and Outreach Sub-goals

● Promote strategic partnerships with government, business and nonprofits to benefit the community.
● Forge global academic partnerships
● Establish a positive institutional presence in various world regions that will be noteworthy in the future.
● Build an alumni network and strengthen alumni relations with the university’s programs, students and services.

Additional Institutional Goals

Faculty / Staff: The university will consistently recruit, retain, and recognize through reward programs, faculty and staff members that are exceptionally diverse and of high-quality.

Facilities: The university will,for its faculty, staff and students, reliably provide and maintain the physical facility and facility-related services that are appropriate and necessary for the normal functioning of the school’s academic and vocational training programs.

Students: The university will regularly recruit and retain, through graduation, a diverse student body drawn from a wide-range of domestic and international populations, and to systematically increase the enrollment and retention of students long-term.

Campus Cultural Environment: The university will consistently maintain a positive cultural environment within its campus(es); strongly supporting the faculty, staff and students in achieving their professional goals. This constructive environment will facilitate cooperative relations between the school, its employees, students and alumni, as well as local, regional, national and international communities.

Institutional Improvement: The University regularly assesses and evaluates in a systematic, objective and scheduled manner, all of its organizational functions, academic and vocational training programs in order to ensure continuous institutional improvement and to achieve the most efficient use of its resources over time.