Vision 2017: Powering SJSU's Future

SJSU Strategic Plan: Vision 2017

Through the strategic planning process, President Mohammad Qayoumi invited the SJSU community to share its long-term goals, aspirations and dreams for the university. In order to tap into the collective wisdom and experience of the SJSU community, an exhaustive effort was undertaken to gather input. During August and September 2011, President Qayoumi attended 49 town hall meetings, which were audio recorded for transcription purposes. The majority of these town hall meetings were open to all SJSU community members, while others were open to specific audiences (e.g., online forum, students, Academic Senate, emeriti faculty members, Associated Students, Alumni Board, Tower Foundation Board, etc.). In addition to the town hall meetings, individuals were invited to participate in an online survey. The Senate’s Strategic Planning Board worked to create the Vision 2017 from the feedback from the town hall meetings. 

Guiding Principles

Vision 2017 has two guiding principles that define SJSU and five goals we have for our community:

A Strong and Unique Sense of Place. SJSU has a strong and unique sense of place, both physical and virtual, with modern learning spaces, gathering places and technology infrastructure. We create a welcoming, vibrant and safe environment that fosters a sense of belonging and Spartan pride.

Unbounded Learning. SJSU is an innovative, engaged learning community committed to preparing students with adaptive skills and knowledge for a global 21st century. Our highly regarded faculty members facilitate unbounded learning by actively engaging with students to provide a wide range of access to and delivery of learning content through in- and out-of- the classroom experiences.


Spartan PrideDevelop vibrant, safe and welcoming communities that create a sense of belonging and instill Spartan pride.

Unbounded LearningEnhance student success through continuous learning innovations.

Helping and CaringCreate a culture of helping.

Agility Through TechnologyImprove organizational responsiveness through an advanced technology infrastructure and by the elimination of procedural obstacles.

21st Century SpacesProvide gathering spaces and up-to-date facilities.