Five-Year Strategic Plan

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Our Vision and Plan for the Future

Creating innovative and experiential learning environments
  • Evaluating effects of new admissions criteria, advising initiatives, and block scheduling.
  • Updating and completing showcase labs and BME office suite.
  • Expanding service learning program with new projects and community/industry partners.
  • Continuing website improvements for relevance and appeal.
  • Growing flagship conference: Women in Engineering
Engaging in scholarly activity and relevant research
  • Establishing two centers of excellence
    • Center for Service Systems Engineering and Innovation
    • Center for Smart Technology, Computing, and Complex Systems
  • 20 faculty mini-grants involved 53 student scholars in research
  • 8 research professor appointments
  • 24 professional development grants awarded
  • Fellowship awards for distinguished students
Strengthening industry and community partnerships
  • R&D projects with industry partners
  • Extended studies programs
  • Corporate chair positions
  • Industry/ student Hackathons

The Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering undertook a strategic planning process in the fall semester of 2013. The college faculty and staff, with feedback from our students, alumni, and industry partners, collectively developed a five-year strategic plan that will serve as a roadmap to guide our decision-making and shape future programs and initiatives.

The three strategic priorities that emerged are:

  1. creating innovative and experiential learning environments,
  2. engaging in scholarly activity and relevant research, and
  3. strengthening industry and community partnerships.

For more information and detail on these priorities as well as our mission and values, please download and read our Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering Five-year Strategic Plan.  To learn more about our current efforts and ongoing progress, please browse our Strategic Plan Tracking Document.

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering Five-year Strategic Plan 2014-2019 [PDF]