Office of Reserach Services

Mission, Vision, Value Statement

ORS Mission

In the process of promoting the timely execution of the University's Academic Master Plan and in recognition of our status as a comprehensive university, our mission is to assist our undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in accomplishing the following:

  • Excellence in research, scholarship, creative projects, and public service
  • Quality publications, presentations, manuscripts, and productions
  • Enhanced extramural funding of sponsored programs from federal, state, and local private and public agencies
  • Mutually productive regional, national, and global partnerships with public and private institutions of higher education and industry
  • Promote entrepreneurism, technology transfer, and commercialization of intellectual property
  • Protect human research subjects and regulate the use and care of animals involved in research
  • Uphold and enforce federal, state, local, and institutional policies and procedures governing the effective execution of grants and contracts and the proper conduct of research and scholarship
  • Continue the improvement of research infrastructure in the University

ORS Vision

  • To seamlessly integrate discovery and innovation into the University's primary mission of providing excellent education and training to its undergraduate and graduate students.
  • To create an environment that values the acquisition of new knowledge and the contributions of our faculty and students to this process.

ORS Values

  • Successful and timely implementation of the goals of the University's Academic Master Plan
  • Excellence in research, scholarship, and creative projects
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Creation and preservation of productive internal and external collaborations and partnerships
  • Success in the academic and professional careers of our faculty and students

Sam H. Ingram Building
2269 Middle Tennessee Blvd
MTSU Box 124
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
PH: 615-898-5005
FX: 615-898-5028