Strategic Plan

Preamble

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a land-, sea- and space-grant institution with a Carnegie Foundation high research activity classification. The UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) is nationally unique in the positioning of mathematics and the physical sciences (chemistry, earth sciences and physics) in the same administrative unit as computer science and the four engineering departments (Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering). This provides the opportunity to address 21st century problems, which inherently require interdisciplinary efforts, often combining engineering with the physical sciences, and both incorporating mathematics and computer science in educational, research and entrepreneurial activities. 

Mission Statement

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences seeks to provide a high quality, affordable education in an environment designed to cultivate the students’ highest aspirations.  The College is dedicated to developing highly capable professionals who have the interdisciplinary skills essential for technical expertise and leadership, entrepreneurial endeavors, the ability to communicate technical information with clarity, and an ethical awareness of their surrounding world. We pursue scholarship that transforms representative fields of study and fosters the maturation of future scholars. The College seeks to engage partner organizations in synergistic efforts to advance the education of students within the College, the campus community, and the citizenry.

Vision Statement

The College aims to develop a culture and infrastructure that enables the aspirations expressed in the mission statement to be achieved. Our vision is one of a cohesive community of individuals working synergistically to serve the University's academic mission, that of transforming students and society through instructional, scholarly, entrepreneurial, and engagement activities. The capabilities and commitments to excellence of faculty, staff, students and alumni offer the means to address known and unknown challenges, and to raise the regional and national prominence of the College and the University.  Our highest aspiration is to become wholly invested, individually and collectively, in satisfying these duties. 

The true impacts of CEPS are the contributions of our faculty and graduates to their respective fields and to the broader society. The success of CEPS will be evaluated through accomplishments of the collective, of the individual faculty, and of the individual student. Efforts will be made to enthusiastically invest in infrastructure to allow the College to capitalize on transformative opportunities to drive our vision.  A hallmark of the College will continue to be an agility that facilitates meaningful response to the changing social, educational and scientific landscape.

March 2014