Strategic Plan Initiatives

Student Success

  • Continue to develop and refine a strong strategic enrollment plan
  • Create an immersive orientation and first-year experience program
  • Build a comprehensive advising structure 
  • Develop a comprehensive support network for mental health and wellness
  • Enrich and expand student employment opportunities
  • Enrich opportunities for students to engage in co-curricular programming and community engagement
  • Develop more focused support for at-risk students and underserved student populations
  • Provide a high-quality and healthy dining experience

 

Programs of Distinction

  • Strengthen multi-disciplinary approaches across all academic programs (including increased collaboration between departments, curriculum, teaching, service & research)
  • Establish a progressive and service-oriented Center for Academic Innovation to support faculty instruction
  • Expand partnerships between academic departments and industry to create endowed chairs, fund new programs (e.g., Black Butte Mines), named centers/institutes, and provide students transformative learning opportunities
  • Advance clusters of distinction and thematic synergies in academic areas- energy, technology, health, natural resources, workforce, etc.
  • Create stackable credential opportunities from certificate through graduate level
  • Develop and implement initiatives that foster belonging and support for diverse populations

 

Healthy and Vibrant Campus Ecosystem

  • Create, encourage and support opportunities to build campus community
  • Develop a comprehensive professional development program
  • Regularly assess, evaluate and improve the campus work environment
  • Promote an environment that supports equity, inclusion, and belonging through collaboration, mutual respect and openness, and understanding of others
  • Develop a robust onboarding and orientation process for all employees, including faculty, staff, and students
  • Ensure policies and procedures are in place that promotes a university-wide culture of safety, efficiency, and responsiveness
  • Adopt a comprehensive campus master plan that supports the academic, research, and student learning needs of the campus
  • Provide exceptional facilities that support education, research, and innovation
  • Leverage technology to modernize all business processes as well as education delivery