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CASNR Strategic Plan (2006 - 2010)


Mission Statement

Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is a leading college with six academic departments and multiple research centers and institutes at Texas Tech University. The College is committed to providing the highest standard of excellence in education, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement with current and emerging agricultural and natural resource issues.

Vision Statement

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be recognized as one of the top 20 academic institutions in the world. The College’s reputation will be based on excellence in teaching, learning, discovery and application of knowledge, creative activity, outreach, and engagement regarding current and emerging aspects of agricultural sciences and natural resources.

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will:

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is committed to a culture that values:

Goals, Benchmarks, Objectives and Strategies

Goal 1. People First: Support an environment that encourages recruitment and retention of an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body.



Objective 1.1: Recruit, retain, recognize, and reward outstanding, diverse faculty and staff.

Objective 1.2: Increase student numbers, diversity, and academic excellence.

Objective 1.3: Increase faculty visibility on campus and in regional, national, and international professional organizations.

Objective 1.4: Construct a new Plant and Soil Science building, and renovate and modernize five other CASNR facilities.

Objective 1.5: Develop and implement objective procedures to improve assessment of productivity and performance.

Goal 2. Excellence in Education: Attain national recognition in undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.



Objective 2.1: Provide undergraduate, graduate, and professional curricula and programs that enhance disciplinary knowledge and analytical, creative thinking and leadership skills.

Objective 2.2: Increase participation in the Honors program, internships, study abroad, exchange programs, and involvement in research.

Objective 2.3: Increase national recognition of students.

Objective 2.4: Increase educational access through distance learning.

Goal 3. Excellence in Research: Attain national recognition.



Objective 3.1: Enhance existing research programs and develop new research initiatives.

Objective 3.2: Promote and support multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and inter-nstitutional research.

Objective 3.3: Identify and build research programs that contribute to local and regional economic development and entrepreneurship.

Objective 3.4: Increase federal, state, and private research funding.

Objective 3.5: Construct, renovate and modernize research facilities.

Goal 4. Partnerships: Strengthen partnerships and alliances to enhance the quality of education, research, and outreach.



Objective 4.1: Strengthen partnerships and collaborations with governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, industry groups, and trade associations.

Objective 4.2: Strengthen and initiate partnerships and cooperation within the Texas Tech University System and with other institutions.

Objective 4.3: Increase faculty, staff, and student involvement in service learning and outreach activities.

Goal 5. Tradition and Pride: Enhance public knowledge and support of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.



Objective 5.1: Enhance public awareness of CASNR.

Objective 5.2: Inform alumni of college accomplishments and encourage them to be ambassadors for the CASNR.

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