Mission Statement and Vision Model

Mission

The College of Engineering and Technology cultivates the intellectual and personal growth of diverse individuals through research-informed education and diverse programs that emphasize practical application of scientific knowledge.

  • CET fosters a welcoming, collaborative environment between students, faculty, industry, professions and the community.
  • CET programs emphasize innovative, interdisciplinary relationships between theory and practice in a global economy.
  • CET graduates technologically knowledgeable lifelong learners and problem solvers, who strive to improve organizations, communities, and societies – locally and globally.

Vision

We will be a world-class model for educating graduates who are ready to begin or advance their professional careers through a collaborative, project-focused, interdisciplinary education in applied technology, management and design. We will strengthen and expand partnerships with industry, professions and the global community in our teaching, service and scholarly activities.

Goals*

Student Engagement and Success

  • Goal 1: Increase the opportunities for experiential learning for faculty and students
  • Goal 2: Programs should include collaborative interdisciplinary project courses
  • Goal 3: Educate graduates ready to begin or advance their professional careers

High Performing Academic Programs and Quality Research

  • Goal 1: Increase the number of sponsored contracts and grants
  • Goal 2: Incorporate Project-Based Learning [PBL] on interdisciplinary projects with external partners.
  • Goal 3: Ensure that there are processes in place to identify programs to be created, expanded and maintained
  • Goal 4: Ensure that there are processes in place to support programs

Service and Engagement

  • Goal 1: Expand the number of partnerships (project, classroom, research and service)
  • Goal 2: Increase the quality and level of involvement of faculty with existing partnerships.

Innovation

  • Goal 1: Support learning environment that fosters innovations
  • Goal 2: Establish innovation as a curriculum core concept, common to all programs
  • Goal 3: Infuse innovation at all curriculum levels of each program

College/Institutional Effectiveness

  • Goal 1: Create organizational structure that enhances the synergy between internal and external programs
  • Goal 2: Recruit staff to support programs and to achieve college goals

*These goals are not prioritized in any particular order

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