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2006-11 Strategic Plan Mission and Vision

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The university prepares students for productive careers as responsible citizens of the world through undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts, sciences and a variety of professional disciplines.

The university provides educational opportunities to enhance its students’ intellectual horizons, foster lifelong learning, prepare them for future professional study, productive community involvement, and instill in them an appreciation of the arts, continuing education, and cultures other than their own.

The university also provides educational opportunities for personal and career enhancement through advanced study that prepare students for positions of leadership in the arts, sciences, and professions.

The university provides educational opportunities that stimulate scholarly inquiry and discourse, engage students, inspire creative technical competence, encourage research and creative activities and their dissemination, and recruit and develop outstanding teacher-scholar/artists.

The university assists in the transformation of the region through applied research, technical assistance, training, community service-learning, civic engagement, and other related public service activities.

To enhance the economic vitality and quality of life for all in our rural and urban communities, the university develops partnerships with agriculture, business, education, industry, health services, human services, nonprofit organizations, and government.


We will become New California’s premier engaged university, nationally recognized for our teaching, learning, transformational scholarship, and dynamic leadership which engages faculty, students, staff, and community in mutually beneficial and respectful collaboration benefiting the region and society as a whole.

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