Strategic Plan - Mizzou Engineering

Mizzou Engineering strives to provide a community of excellence that fosters innovation in teaching, research and outreach. The strategic plan provides a blueprint for how we fulfill our mission and achieve our vision while honoring the core values of the University of Missouri.

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri is to educate engineers, create leaders, advance technology, and develop entrepreneurs in a research and interdisciplinary environment; resulting in well-informed citizens, economic development, job creation, and an improved standard of living for Missouri and beyond.

Vision Statement

The vision of the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri is to be a nationally recognized college of engineering, educating engineering leaders and designing innovative solutions that make the world a better place.

Core Values

  1. Respect
  2. Responsibility
  3. Discovery
  4. Excellence


Our strategies, which align with the UM System Compacts, are supported by goals, objectives and action plans.  A high-level view of our action plans is noted below:

1. Pursuit of Student Success

We recruit and retain high-achieving students who are able to apply what they learn to real-world applications through interdisciplinary research, student organizations, internships and co-ops, and campus-wide experiences such as study abroad.

We invest in student success through scholarships and graduate fellowship awards.

Faculty are committed to high-quality instruction, ensuring our students are prepared to become leaders in industry and academia.

2. Pursuit of Excellence in Research and Creative Works

We invest in centers, signature programs and traditional research, and encourage faculty and student scholarship through journals and conferences.

We host external engineering leaders to share insights and help us continuously think in new and innovative ways.

We recognize professors who are outstanding researchers.

3. Pursuit of Excellence in Engagement and Outreach

We strive to expand the impact of engineering across the world.

We train engineers on campus and beyond through innovative online degree programs.

We encourage faculty and students to innovate and commercialize new discoveries and technologies through start-up companies and industry partnerships.

We encourage faculty to provide expertise and service to industry through events, service and continuing education opportunities.

We identify and develop strategic partnerships with organizations and communities throughout Missouri to boost the state’s economy.

4. Pursuit of Inclusive Excellence

We recognize the value of individuality and invest in students, faculty and staff who have historically been underrepresented in engineering fields.

We foster a learning and working environment that is supportive, respectful and values differing perspectives and experiences.

5. Pursuit of Excellence in Planning, Operations and Stewardship

We invest in our mission and vision to be a college of engineering excellence.

We maximize the use of our infrastructure and ensure that our spaces meet the needs of today’s learners and researchers.

We reward our faculty, staff, and students for excellence; and we solicit their input.

2021 College of Engineering Annual Report

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