College of Engineering Strategic Plan 2025

“Greatness through excellence, one student at a time.” – Dr. Joseph Rencis, dean of the College of Engineering

With this defining principle, the college launched its Strategic Planning initiative in fall 2017 to envision the future the college will move toward. Since its launch, the college has conducted 12 focus groups, over a dozen one-on-one interviews, several culture surveys with a total of 833 participants (of which 725 were students), and collected 184 comments and project ideas via online surveys.

The results of this exhaustive snapshot of the college serves as the backbone of the strategic plan. The plan assembles a familiar but new vision and mission with a clear set of core values.

In early spring 2018, the committee expanded to include faculty and staff volunteers. The committee gathered and analyzed feedback from:

  • Organizational Culture Inventory survey
  • Organizational Effectiveness Inventory
  • 10 focus groups
  • Over a dozen one-on-one and group interviews with key stakeholders.

In fall 2018, the committee and faculty and staff volunteers started work on the implementation of short-term strategic projects using the strategy discipline of Strategic Doing. Volunteer teams learned to link and leverage resources in networks and practice learn by doing methods to move quickly into action and adjusting along the way, but always with a focus on the vision and desired goal. Learn more about the short-term projects in our latest impact report.

Read the full plan here at Strategic Plan 2025

Resources for Faculty and Staff