In 2012, the College instituted an institution-wide, collaborative Strategic Planning Process. The goal of the initiative was to create a vibrant and compelling vision for the future of the College, to provide the framework for the College's goals and direction in order to allow it to thrive and its students to be successful, and to assist in identifying opportunities for strategic investments in academic programs, technology, facilities, and further strengthening student outcomes.
During the 18-month process, a committee representing the College's constituencies, predominantly faculty, worked hard to determine how to honor the unique and special mission of CNR in a meaningful and contemporary way. With the input of more than 1,000 key stakeholders, the Strategic Planning Task Force synthesized all of the data gathered into a vision statement and a number of important goals.
In July 2013, the Board of Trustees affirmed five institutional goals of the Strategic Plan directly derived from this important work:
- 21st Century Academics
- Strategic Enrollment Management
- Optimizing Resources
- One CNR
- Branding & Identity
The College is now in the implementation phase, which will span several years and will be instrumental in shaping the successful future of CNR.