Penn State Behrend’s Strategic Plan centers on five goals:
Identifying and implementing student recruitment, retention, and engagement strategies that enable our students to achieve personal, academic, and post-graduation success, as exemplified by the Vision of a Behrend Graduate.
Evaluating and strengthening existing curriculum; creating distinctive, market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs with a focus on interdisciplinary strengths; and exploring flexible delivery modes to enhance student access and success.
Increasing support for and impact of our research, scholarly, and outreach activities, emphasizing those that are interdisciplinary, collaborative, and student-centered. Establishing national leadership in select areas of research.
Creating a welcoming campus climate where respect for civil discourse, diverse viewpoints, and the values of diversity, inclusion, and belonging are lived out in the mission and operations of the college.
Attracting, developing, and retaining a talented, diverse, professional, and engaged faculty and staff whose goals are aligned with the vision and mission of the college.