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Strategic Plan | Northeastern State University

Strategic Plan NSU

NSU Students Achieve Excellence

Goal 1: Advance a Culture of Academic Excellence and Student Success

NSU Students Graduate

Goal 2: Secure and Sustain the Resources Necessary to Maximize the University's Capacity for Excellence

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Goal 3: Support Economic Development and Community Stewardship at the Local, Tribal and Regional Levels

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Goal 4: Honor Our Heritage as the Cultural Center of the Region

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Goal 5: Engage in Creativity and Innovation

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Goal 6: Ensure Institutional Effectiveness Through Continuous Improvement

As Northeastern State University moves forward, it does so with the intent of creating and sustaining an institutional environment that supports continuous assessment and improvement. We embrace cultural diversity, and a spirit of innovation that honors our Native American genesis while serving our multicultural and global population identified strategic goals for the University seek to nurture and drive the University's mission and vision while supporting economic development of the University's region.
In the fall of 2014, President Steve Turner and the NSU Cabinet appointed a Strategic Planning Committee. Committee members include administrators, faculty, staff and students representing all campuses and units within the NSU community.

Dr. Turner gave the committee the following charge:

As an institution, consider where we have been, where we are now, and where we would like to be.

The committee undertook a complete review of the Mission, Vision and Values. Representatives gathered data on initiatives completed under the current strategic plan, or in progress. The committee reviewed the major university plans, such as the Master Plan and Destination 2023 and quality standards.

The following institutional priorities were identified and guide the planning process:

  • Academic and scholarly excellence
  • Student development and success
  • Enrollment, persistence and completion
  • Campus facilities and resources
  • Funding and advancement
  • Economic development and community stewardship
  • Honor institutional heritage
  • Continuous improvement

These principles and themes were incorporated into the Strategic Plan 2015-2023.

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