CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees Friday approved a new university strategic plan that will guide OSU’s teaching, research, and outreach and engagement efforts through 2023.
The plan builds on the university’s past strategic plans that date back to 2004, and identifies four goals that will drive the university during the next five years:
“As a result of adopting this plan, we expect to see progress over time in advancing the mission of the university and the things that we value at the university,” OSU President Ed Ray said.
The updated strategic plan will advance the university’s Vision 2030 document, which articulates a number of aspirational values and outcomes for Oregon State to emphasize and achieve. Vision 2030 identifies four areas of focus to guide the university’s future: innovation in inclusion and collaboration; revolutionary earth systems science; leading in health and wellness; and advancing economic prosperity and social progress.
“There is a lot within this plan that is already underway at Oregon State, but in other areas, there is a great deal of urgency to get new things started,” Ed Feser, OSU provost and executive vice president, told the board. “It’s on us to be intentional and very responsible in achieving the priorities and actions that we laid out in this plan.”
At a future meeting, trustees will consider approval of proposed metrics to track how the strategic plan will support OSU’s mission and values.
The board also approved its 2017-18 assessment of Oregon State President Ed Ray.
In Ray’s self-assessment of the past academic year, he outlined progress in four major areas of focus: continued implementation of the university’s current strategic plan and creation of a new plan; expansion of OSU-Cascades and the university’s marine studies campus in Newport; revenue growth, cost containment and financial stability; and building a stronger sense of community throughout the university.
For the current academic year, Ray will focus on implementing OSU’s new strategic plan; engaging donors and the Legislature to increase operating and capital funds; advancing revenue growth, cost containment and financial stability; and continuing to build community and establishing a first-time faculty union contract.
In other business, the board:
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