Implementing the CALS Strategic Plan 2014-15: an Update

The new strategic plan defines priorities that will keep the college nimble, proactive and well positioned to meet the needs and aspirations of students and stakeholders for decades to come. Work around this year’s objectives is well underway in the four focal areas of food and energy systems, the life sciences, the environmental sciences, and the social sciences. Our continuing commitment to the Land-Grant Mission is being addressed through efforts to promote engaged learning and research, including student opportunities for internships, externships and international experiences and facilitating the impact of research through media, connections with policymakers and extension teams. Among the values espoused in the plan is inclusion in the campus community, beginning with attracting a diverse and top-tier student body through undergraduate admissions. For more information or to read the complete plan, visit