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

Spanish Language Radio Coming - Supporting Diversity

Mar 4 2016 - KHSU is assisting to bring a Spanish language radio station to Humboldt County.

Partnership with Local Communities - Partnerships & Community

Mar 4 2016 - HSU is collaborating with local partners to to increase the number of local-area students who enroll in post-secondary education.

u.direct Update - Student Success

Mar 1 2016 - u.direct, the companion software to u.achieve (DARS), is a planning and advising tool that will enable students to work with advisors to develop four-year plans and help departments and colleges predict course demand in advance of any given semester.

Generous donors contribute $7 million - Resources & Sustainability

Mar 1 2016 - More than 6,600 individual donors contributed over $7 million to Humboldt State last year.

Expanding Inclusive Practices On-campus and Off - Supporting Diversity

Mar 1 2016 - In collaboration with the Humboldt Area Foundation and a group of community organizations, HSU is working to identify opportunities to address racism and exclusion in the community

President and Provost Meet with Local Tribal Leaders - Partnerships & Community

Mar 1 2016 - President Lisa Rossbacher and Provost Alex Enyedi met with local tribal leaders at the February meeting of the Northern California Tribal Chairpersons Association (NCTCA).

Strategic Budgeting Update - Resources & Sustainability

Feb 11 2016 - The University Resource and Planning Committee (URPC) has a released a strategic budgeting summary document, intended to provide the campus with an overview of the concept of strategic budgeting, the guiding principles, and the key categories.

Update on Strategic Plan Progress - General

Dec 10 2015 - A message from President Lisa A. Rossbacher and University Senate Chair Noah Zerbe about progress the campus has made on the Strategic Plan

Strategic Budgeting Update - Resources & Sustainability

Dec 2 2015 - A work group has been formed to outline a campus-wide approach that links annual goals with annual budget processes, includes a resource request and allocation process, and fits within broader strategic processes.

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

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