Today Decides Tomorrow reads the inscription above the doors of Kendall Hall at the CSU, Chico campus. It is the motto of a university that focuses on the future while carrying forward the best of its past.
In this extract from the booklet The Strategic Plan for the Future of CSU, Chico, the full text of which may be requested from the Presidents or Provosts offices, we share our vision of that future. We highlight the actions we propose to take today so that tomorrow we may find ourselves in that envisioned future. The Plan is a work in progress and represents one phase in our ongoing efforts to position CSU, Chico to meet changing and often elusive internal and external challenges.
The Strategic Plan for the Future of CSU, Chico,
|Our Vision||Our Mission||Our Priorities|
California State University, Chico sees its unique residential situation as an opportunity to create an intensive, high quality learning environment. We are able to create a vital and collaborative community of active and involved students. We have a well-respected and caring faculty, a superior support staff, and innovative leadership together with cutting- edge learning and information resourcesall placed within a beautiful and engaging physical environment. In such an enriched community, we hope to stimulate intellectual rigor, moral development, and creative accomplishment and to evoke callings to imaginative citizenship in the world beyond the university. We aspire to be the university of choice for all those seeking these strengths.
California State University, Chico is a comprehensive university serving Northern California and other regions of the state, as well as the nation and the world, through instruction, research, and public service.
Our first priority is the education of our students by creating and maintaining selected quality undergraduate and graduate programs. We will be known for the purposeful integration of liberal and applied learning that provides our students with the knowledge, skills, and moral and intellectual virtues that form the basis for life-long learning and contribution.
We affirm the importance of scholarship and public service. We support the exploration of the frontiers of knowledge, the integration of ideas, the connecting of thought to action, and the inspiring of students.
We make the results of these academic efforts available for public scrutiny by all our constituents. We will maintain extensive continuing education and public service programs that serve the needs of our varied constituencies.
1 Believing in the primacy
of student learning, we will continue to develop high quality
learning environments both in and outside of the classroom.
2 Believing in the importance
of faculty and staff, and their role in student success, we
will continue to invest in faculty and staff development.
in the value of the wise use of new technologies in learning
and teaching, we will continue to provide the technology,
the related training, and the support needed to create high
quality learning environments both in and outside of the classroom.
in the value of service to others, we will continue to serve
the educational, cultural, and economic needs of Northern
5 Believing that we are accountable to the people
of the State of California, we will continue to diversify
our sources of revenue and manage the resources entrusted