CLAS Strategic Plan

2023 NIU CLAS Graduation

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recently unveiled an eight-year strategic plan to guide priorities and growth. The plan is the result of a collaborative, two year-year process that was informed by the university mission, vision, and values and the college’s mission and vision.

The pillars in the Plan are the College’s grounding, encompassing all the operational areas within CLAS. The focus areas are where targeted work is needed to make improvements.

Strategic Plan Pillars

  • Student growth and success
  • Disciplinary and transdisciplinary program excellence
  • Scholarship, research and knowledge generation
  • Resource growth and development

Strategic Plan Focus Areas

Within these focus areas, there are 14 short-term goals with timelines of 1-3 years and 10 long-term goals with timelines of 4-8 years.

  • Applied and adaptive learning
  • Transdisciplinary research, teaching and engagement
  • Enhancing the learning and facilities environment
  • Enhanced communication and visibility
  • National and international leadership in the liberal arts and sciences

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