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|Interest group||Primary mission of university||Highest good provided||Focus of accountability||How knowledge is viewed||Role of students||Role of faculty||Role of administration|
|Alumni||Repository of knowledge and tradition||Respect as a graduate||Occupational success||The understanding gained from experience||The next generation||Mentors||Institutional representatives; fund raisers|
|Legislators and other government officials||Teaching, research, and service||Increased educational and economic level of state||Cost efficiency of student outcomes||Facts, analyses, and experiences||The product of the university||State employees; authoritative sources of knowledge||Managers and leaders|
|Parents||Career preparation||Social and economic enhancement of graduates||Successful student performance||A ticket to social and economic mobility||Learners||Teachers; surrogate parents||Financial monitors; monitors of faculty|
|Potential employers||Evaluation and provision of credentials for graduates||Provision of well-trained potential employees||Effective job performance of graduates||A necessity to keep competitive||Trainees; potential employees and colleagues||Trainers and evaluators||Quality controllers; liaisons|
|Professional disciplines||Teaching, research, and service in tradition of discipline||Advancement of knowledge through an intellectual community||Contribution of new knowledge||A source of power that is valuable for its own sake||Proteges; future colleagues||Generators and guardians of knowledge; socializers of new members of discipline||Facilitators|
|Public service clientele||Service (practical problem solution)||Solution of the problem||Responsiveness to service requests||A resource for solving an immediate problem||Junior counterparts||Information providers||Suppliers of service providers|
|Research sponsors||Research and development||Profitable discoveries||Quality and timeliness of project deliverables||The property of the sponsor for short-term application||Cheap labor; potential employees||Generators of new knowledge and technology||Project monitors|
|Students||Provision of credentials and an enjoyable college experience||Easier and better life||Satisfaction with experience; job placement||A means to a better job and a better life||Consumers||Trainers and entertainers||Supervisors of the faculty|
|Taxpayers||Teaching||Reduction in cost of education to public||Cost||A means to a better economy and a good society||Potential skilled workers||Dedicated teachers||Managers who ensure accountability and efficient use of tax dollars|
|University administrators||Dispensing of knowledge through teaching, research, and service||Perception as providing valuable public service||Satisfaction of multiple interest groups||The outcome being provided||The primary clients||Employees responsible for achieving program recognition||Chief executive officers|
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