Comparing Mission Statements of Research Intensive and Teaching Intensive Institutes

I wanted to compare the mission statements of a teaching institute and a research institute. So I chose Rose Hulman Institute of technology as a teaching institute, whose statements were really short, and Virginia Tech as a research Institute whose statements were detailed. Both the mission and vision statements varied a lot with some similarities. Both talked about making students competent for their success. Both are set forth for student’ learning and achievement. But Rose Hulman Institute of Technology did not mention its type and also did not seem to be responsible for serving its community and also did not mention how they would develop social and community building skills in students. Where as in contrast, Virginia Tech gave a detailed description of what it means to them being a land-grant university and how they impact their community. They also mentioned that they try to connect knowledge of campus to how it is practiced in workplace and gives importance to research which is now more interdisciplinary in nature.  They point out their three fold mission of teaching, research, and outreach. I thought Rose Hulman Institute of Technology could have added its type which would justify why they only work towards  student’s success and not for community as a whole.