College of Science Strategic Planning

The College of Science identified three strategic goals during three Strategic Planning Retreats in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

The 2010 meeting included chairs, faculty, staff, and administrators. Those attending identified four strategic areas as the highest priority for the College of Science:

  1. RSCA/Faculty Workload
  2. Interdisciplinary Collaborations
  3. Infrastructure/Facilities

As a Vision Exercise, we set a goal of a New Science Building by 2020. We expect occupancy of the new Interdisciplinary Science Building in mid-2021. 

In 2012, an open town hall was held to discuss strategic planning in the College. Since the 2010 meeting, we had experienced changes in leadership at the Presidential and Provost level and had a new Campus Strategic Plan, Vision 2017, so the time was ripe for re-examining college goals. Prior to the meeting, the College distributed a survey asking for input on three of the five priorities established by the University Strategic Plan Vision 2017. Those priorities were:

  1. Unbounded Learning
  2. Agility Through Technology
  3. 21st century spaces.

A summary of survey comments can be found here.

In 2014, we had a smaller strategic planning summit, with students represented along with faculty, staff, and administrators.  At the 2014 meeting, the three priorities identified at the 2010 meeting were expanded to specifically highlight a fourth strategic priority, Student Success, which has always been a central focus of the COS, and one in which our college has often taken the lead for the university.

The College’s recent progress in these four strategic areas can be explored in the following links:

  1. RSCA/Faculty Workload
  2. Interdisciplinary Collaborations
  3. Infrastructure/Facilities
  4. Student Success