What is the Strategic Plan?

It is a dynamic and living document that states the vision for Humboldt State University for the next five years. It lays out the goals and outcomes we seek as a community.

What is the “Blue Print”?

The Blue Print for the strategic plan organizes the vision and concepts of the strategic plan into workable parts so that the plan can be implemented and progress tracked.

Why do we need a Blue Print?

The Strategic Plan presents the overall vision, goals, and outcomes of HSU for the next five years; where we want to be in 2020. The Blue Print is organized to clarify the steps we need in order to get there.

How do I use these documents?

Both documents are important. The Strategic Plan can be used to see context and meaning that the campus community envisions. The Blue Print can be used to see the specific parts of the plan that are being implemented, along with their relationships and interdependences

What is WASC?

“WASC” (the Western Association of Schools and Colleges) is our regional accrediting organization. WASC requires us to demonstrate on a regular basis that we are taking meaningful steps to fulfill a distinct mission, are measuring the success of those steps, and are using the results of those measurements to improve what we do.

How do the Strategic Plan and WASC relate to each other?

The strategic plan and the process for WASC accreditation integrate closely. The tools we use to understand our needs for WASC reaffirmation help set the priorities and sequence for the work of implementing the Strategic Plan.

Where do I fit in?

The work of the University is the work of the plan. The work that is done every day on the campus supports our goals and moves the campus toward the vision embodied by the plan. Take a look at the Strategic Plan and the Blue Print and think about where your work fits.

How do I get involved?

There are a number of ways to be involved. You can send suggestions via the website. You can talk to your area leaders. You can serve on working groups and committees charged with implementing specific segments of the plan.