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

HSU Launches Two New Centers for Academic Excellence - Student Success

Apr 1 2016 - In September 2015, HSU launched two new Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence – an African-American Center for Academic Excellence and a Latin@ Center for Academic Excellence.

Community Outreach Survey - Partnerships & Community

Mar 29 2016 - Survey now available!

Action Plan for Workplace Diversity at HSU – Spring 2016 Update - Supporting Diversity

Mar 11 2016 - In 2009, HSU began implementing an Action Plan for Faculty Diversity. In 2014, that plan was expanded and adapted to include a broader focus on the whole campus, including staff and administrator positions.

Strategic Plan Update - A Blueprint for Implementation - General

Mar 10 2016 - We are pleased to announce that a living document we’re calling the “Blueprint for Strategic Plan Implementation” has been created by theStrategic Plan Coordinating Committee.

Strategic Plan Blueprint - General

Mar 8 2016 - The “Blueprint for Strategic Plan Implementation” is now available for viewing and comment

Native American Advisory Council Meets - Supporting Diversity

Mar 7 2016 - President Lisa Rossbacher held the second meeting of the President’s Native American Advisory Council on February 26, 2016.

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.

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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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