The Objectives of the Cal U Strategic Plan 2009 - 2012
As a result of the year-long, University-wide study process that was employed to produce this new strategic plan, it was concluded that: Some of the Objectives in the Cal U Strategic Plan 2005 had been accomplished and would not be included in the new plan; Other objectives had continuing relevance and would be retained in the new plan and; Still other newly proposed objectives would be included in the new plan. Those proposed objectives not added to the new plan tended to fall into one of three categories: a) they were tactical rather than strategic in nature; or b) they were already included in the draft plan; or c) they were judged to be insufficiently connected to the University Mission as specified in the official University Mission Statement.
The Strategic Plan that follows is intended to identify—and to encourage all members of the California University community to commit to—a wide range of goals and objectives that this University will strive to achieve over the next three years, using various methods in support of the objectives, and employing various criteria to document success. It is, in a sense, a road map that will continue to guide our journey to being recognized as the best comprehensive public university in America. This plan focuses on the eight primary goals cited above, that are closely aligned with the University’s mission of Building Character and Building Careers.
Founded in 1852, California University of Pennsylvania is now celebrating 157 years of service. This University is committed, above all, to academic excellence and intellectual rigor in the context of personal and institutional integrity, civility and responsibility. It is guided by its Bill of Rights and Responsibilities: We have the right to safety and security; we have the responsibility to ensure the safety and security of others. We have the right to be treated with respect; we have the responsibility to treat others with respect. We have the right to expect the best; we have the responsibility to give our best. We have the right to be treated fairly; we have the responsibility to treat others fairly. (Mission Statement, California University, 2003)