A Thoughtful Approach
We’re putting our strategic plan to work by creating a culture of constant improvement. Every three years, we evaluate our progress toward excellence while adding and realigning resources.
This allows us to focus on implementing initiatives to solve society’s grand challenges. One example is our College of Sciences, which brings together six university departments, along with 4,000 students and 575 faculty, staff and postdoctoral researchers. Created in 2013, the College of Sciences brings together experts from across disciplines to address everything from global hunger to energy shortages. We’re constantly building on the momentum of this program.
What we’ve learned from launching the new college and other success stories informs our decision-making for current and future strategic plan initiatives. We’re continuing to make NC State the university of choice for top students, faculty and researchers who raise the bar for academic excellence.
Strategy In Motion
We’ve put careful thought and research into the initiatives we implement to achieve strategic plan goals. Some are highly visible to the campus community, while others take place behind the scenes. Regardless, each initiative produces gains that benefit all of NC State.
This includes all our students. We support their success through educational innovation that changes the way they engage with the university. One of our larger efforts consolidates admissions, enrollment and retention services to create a more streamlined academic experience. In the graduate school, we’re developing new strategies to improve recruitment, including creating cross-college first-year doctoral programs in targeted areas.
We’re committed to better serving our transfer students with the implementation of a central management system for all internal and external transfer admissions. Big or small, our strategic plan encompasses initiatives that build upon our strengths while looking toward the future.
Setting Strategy, Taking Action
Fostering Faculty Excellence
We support award-winning faculty like psychology professor Tom Hess, recipient of the American Psychological Association’s highest honor for research on adult development and aging.
Supporting Student Success
We ensure timely progress toward graduation with initiatives like our Dissertation Institute, which provides resources to help doctoral students focus on dissertation completion.