As a top-ranked public engineering college, we will lead the way in shaping the future of engineering and computing education and research by growing the S&T brand of excellence and providing our students with unmatched quality and breadth of expertise and opportunities. This includes expanding student recruitment efforts, pioneering new degree programs to meet future workforce needs, and developing a sharp focus on research dedicated to addressing grand societal challenges and serving the public good of our state and region. Our college will become the destination of choice for students, faculty and staff.
We will actively recruit diverse and passionate students and equip them to excel using curricula that go beyond the classroom, leveraging hands-on experiential learning, and using effective teaching strategies that include remote-learning tools. We will provide the resources, exposure, coaching/teaching and environment for the development of the engineering and leadership skills of our students so they can make lifelong contributions to their professions and community.
The college will attract and retain a diverse pool of talented faculty and staff who will work together toward achieving the college and university visions, uphold the highest expectations of excellence and accountability, and create a culture of shared governance in which faculty, staff, and campus leadership work together to overcome major challenges.
We will pursue forward-thinking research to advance scientific knowledge and address engineering grand challenges by strengthening our core competencies and strategically expanding into emerging areas. We will translate knowledge into innovations and will establish education and training programs to stimulate and nurture entrepreneurship for students, faculty and staff.
We will increase, strengthen, and evolve inclusive educational and research partnerships at local, regional, national, and global levels. We will actively engage and develop outcome-focused collaborations with alumni, educational institutions, government entities, non-government organizations, and corporations. By sharing experience, spreading influence, and increasing access to resources and innovations, we will expand our reach and capabilities to unlock many future opportunities for all partners.
We will continue to increase the diversity of our faculty, staff, and student population and promote a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We respect and welcome different viewpoints as this strengthens our ability to address global challenges and fosters broader collaboration.