Responding to the ever-changing higher education landscape is critical to the success of the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL). As an urban land grant institution, UMSL's mission is to provide access to excellent higher education in order to advance our community, our region, and our state. The Office of Academic Innovation (OAl) positions the University to identify and take advantage of innovative program opportunities in a dynamic environment by providing a strategic approach to supporting academic program development.