Advance Student Achievement
Student achievement continues to focus on improving undergraduate student learning outcomes, experiences, and co-curricular opportunities. More focus will be directed to closing the achievement gap, financial aid, and workforce development, in addition to carving out and optimizing opportunities for graduate student success.
Bolster Research Scholarship, and Creative Activity
Research, scholarship, and creative activity will increase innovation and excellence in research, especially as we develop multiple interdisciplinary opportunities, and seek opportunities that further enhance scholarship and creative activities.
Create an Academic Health Center
A highly functioning academic health center will not only provide high-value quality care for the community, but also provide a source of economic diversity for our economy and provide cutting-edge research, and we are on the path to put into place the structural and processes components needed to guide our efforts.
Foster Community Partnerships
Economic development has been moved to its own core, separate from community partnerships. The core community partnerships seeks to leverage our resources for public good to advance the university and the communities we serve. There will be increased focus on K-12, civic engagement, and community needs.
Stimulate Socio-Economic Development
The economic development portion is now a stand alone area, stimulate socio-economic development. Socio-economic development is focused on the research park, industry engagement, and entrepreneurship and innovation, but it includes the humanistic element which is why it’s named socio-economic.
Promote Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion
In addition, to address culture a new core: “promote and support a culture of social justice, equity, and inclusion” has been developed. Through cultural change, we will foster an environment that is inclusive, welcoming, and supportive for all.