MISSION: Our mission is to foster a world-class, interdisciplinary education and research environment that cultivates mastery of math, science, and engineering fundamentals while promoting experiential learning, entrepreneurship, and community engagement.
VISION: We will be a welcoming and collaborative community of mathematics, science, and engineering scholars who guide our students and inspire each other to pursue innovative ideas and to develop sustainable solutions to grand societal challenges through state-of-the-art pedagogy, top tier research, and impactful entrepreneurship.
Core Value 1 - Service to Community - As an academic college in a land, sea, and space grant institution (1 of only 17 in the nation), CEPS is committed to serving our region and beyond and to providing equitable pathways for success to students of all backgrounds.
1. Increase Outreach (e.g., K-12, community college, counselors)
2. Strengthen Relationships with and Provide Support to External Partners
Core Value 2 - Student-Centered Learning - Our longstanding tradition of student-focused education emphasizes personalized and engaged student learning throughout their time in CEPS. Experiential learning is a key attribute accomplished through curricular and co-curricular experiences including projects, internships, and research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
1. Support Student Success and Well-Being
2. Increase Student Engagement in Experiential Learning (High Impact Practices)
Core Value 3 - Excellence in Research and Scholarship - CEPS fosters knowledge creation, dissemination, and implementation at all levels through impactful research and scholarship.
1. Improve our Ability to Attract, Retain, and Complete High Quality Graduate Students
2. Identify Areas of Research Excellence in CEPS for Investment
Core Value 4 - Welcoming Community - CEPS is an inclusive, respectful, and collaborative community, welcoming individuals of diverse backgrounds, identities, and personal perspectives. Students, faculty, and staff choose CEPS due to its collegial culture and engaging learning, working, and living environment.
1. Create a Welcoming Environment through Community Building and the integration of Equity and Inclusion Programming across CEPS
Strategic Objectives and Key Performance Indicators
|Strategic Objective||Key Performance Indicators|
|Increase Outreach (e.g., K-12, community college, counselors)||Number and types of visits to or with K-12; Support/resources provided for K-12 engagement; Feedback from K-12 partners|
Strenghten Relationships with and Provide Support to External Partners
|Projects funded by external partners; Proposal submissions with external partners; Funded collaborations with external partners; Employer surveys|
|Support Student Success and Well-Being||86.3% first year retention (since 2017); Resource investment in student support (academic and social); Student and employer surveys (FDS);|
|Increase Student Engagement in Experiential Learning (High Impact Practices)||77% participation for Class of 2022 (FDS); Communicate/connect students to existing opportunities; Integrate new opportunities;|
|Improve our Ability to Attract, Retain, and Complete High Quality Graduate Students||Increase funding for graduate students – baseline on grants, development, and institutional budget; Increase yield of high-quality applicants;|
|Invest in high potential interdisciplinary research area(s)||Create process for prioritizing high potential research/scholarship; Increase resources to high potential areas.|
|Create a welcoming community||CEPs Data from climate survey 2023; 86.3% first year retention|