In the College of Agricultural Sciences at CSU, we are committed to a vision centered on the security, safety and sustainability of our food and natural resource systems. This vision is our aspirational guide – we must now mobilize around a set of strategic focus areas in which we will invest to realize the vision.
This work will commence in Fall 2020, representing a continuation of the current 2018-2025 strategic plan and a renewed commitment to the principles it articulates. The identification and exploration of specific focus areas will add important context, depth and flavor to the original plan while being more inclusive in representing the diverse and valuable work of our college community.
These focus areas should be places where we are prepared to direct our resources, talent and energy to lead the conversation – regionally, nationally and globally.
The next phase of our planning process will be driven by committees primarily composed of CAS/AES faculty, staff and students, as well as select external representatives who can offer a complementary perspective. Committees will be responsible for identifying key initiatives, specific objectives and necessary resources for success in their respective areas, as well as recommending how we’ll measure our progress.
Our strategic process is one of inclusion:
We will invite everyone’s best ideas and creativity toward defining and refining these areas and objectives for collective buy-in and success. Our work will span our trifold land-grant mission of research, teaching and engagement, reflecting both our many strengths as a college as well as the needs of the diverse stakeholders we serve.
Our strategic process is one of urgency:
Some of these focus areas relate to scientific priorities while others speak to enduring values and ways we should strive to behave – we will pursue all of them boldly with equal insistence and agility, embracing accountability.
Our strategic process is one of continual improvement:
We will measure, evaluate and rigorously examine our progress against our goals and objectives. When adjustments need be made, we will do so systematically, decisively and with purpose.
Fall 2020 Town Halls
College faculty, staff and students are invited to share their ideas in a series of interactive discussions with Dean Pritchett, Chief of Staff and Operations Paula Mills, and planning committee members.
All sessions will be hosted on Tuesdays via Zoom from 2:00-3:00 pm.
Advance registration is required - please RSVP here. A link will be sent to registered participants 24 hours prior to each session.
Inclusive community and Preparing tomorrow’s leaders
Critical conversations and Ag literacy
Food supply and Wellness
Regenerative agricultural systems
Sessions will be recorded and posted here the following day.