Key Priorities

Based on our Mission, Vision, Goals and Strategic Initiatives, the defining aspects of the College of Agriculture premised at the Big Picture level are:

  • We are "global" in our identity.
  • We make education available to all in the contemporary spirit of a land-grant university.
  • We nurture our people — faculty, staff and students — for success, and we champion diversity, equity and inclusive excellence in all that we do.
  • We prepare graduates with comprehensive and transformational education with outstanding experiential learning.
  • We address global challenges in food, life and natural resources by research and problem-solving with modern and novel science and technology.
  • We engage with local-to-global communities in our service to people, and we focus on community-driven Extension programs.

Student in lab with pipette

Given these premises of this Big Picture, the Key Priority Actions that will guide the College in moving forward during the next five years are:

  • Think "big" in the global context for key initiatives advancing the College's impact on the world.
  • Invest in and empower people — faculty, staff and students — with incentives and infrastructure support to make a difference locally, nationally and globally.
  • Promote diversity, equity and inclusion with a celebrated culture of inclusive excellence.
  • Enhance student access, retention and success toward rewarding careers and fulfillment of life.
  • Expand transformational learning opportunities for increased student participation.