Launching our Second Century

Humboldt State University has evolved over the last 100 years – and particularly over the last decade – into an institution known for high quality academic programs, strong values related to sustainability and social justice, hands-on learning, and a strong connection with our unique place. Now, as we begin our second century, we have a plan in place to build on those strengths to offer an even better experience for our students. This Strategic Plan will guide our efforts in the coming years.

The Strategic Plan has four key goals focused on Student Success, Supporting Diversity, Partnerships & Community, and Resources & Sustainability. The full strategic plan is here (pdf) and a summary is here (pdf)

The Strategic Plan was developed throughout the 2014-15 academic year. During that time, the University community engaged in broad-based discussions about priorities, goals, and concrete steps that could be taken to help HSU better fulfill its mission. There were large planning sessions, small-group meetings, online submission of ideas, gatherings that involved communities off campus, and more. Our shared commitment and focus is vital for this plan to show results. On this site, you can provide your feedback and ideas, find ways to get involved, read updates about progress, and more.

Strategic Plan Project Board

The strategic planning project board shows the status of several projects, across the campus, that support our ongoing implementation of the strategic plan. The design is based on a tried and true project management methodology ( Learn More about Kanban/visual project management )and emphasizes transparency, accountability and flexibility – all of which are important aspects for our strategic plan implementation.

Strategic Planning Project Board Starting Spring 2017

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Get a detailed description of the board (pdf).

 

Accomplishments

Sustainable Purchasing Group - Resources & Sustainability

May 3 2016 - Work-group looks for more sustainable purchasing options

Climate Action Plan - Resources & Sustainability

May 3 2016 - Update from Climate Action Plan Steering Committee

Degree Planning Software - Student Success

May 3 2016 - Update on policies related to Degree Planning Software

Re-Imagining the First Year - Student Success

May 3 2016 - Work on re-imagining the First Year Experience continues

Faculty Development - Student Success

May 3 2016 - Updates on Faculty Development

HSU Part of New Community Diversity Effort - Supporting Diversity

Apr 20 2016 - Among the goals of the Strategic Plan are to support diversity and strengthen partnerships with local communities. Humboldt State is doing both by joining several local and regional partners for an initiative called “Our North Coast.”

View the Strategic Plan »
Endorsed by the University Senate and Accepted by the President

View Strategic Plan Overview »

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Blueprint for the HSU Strategic Plan

WASC Self-Study Priorities Drive Strategic Plan Implementation

Frequently Asked Questions