Oregon State University is guided by its 2014-18 strategic plan: Focus on Excellence, which articulates the university’s distinctive focus on academic excellence in all aspects of learning, discovery and engagement. Focus on Excellence is the third in a series of five year plans developed since the beginning of President Ed Ray’s tenure.

    Developing OSU's Next Strategic Plan

    Development of OSU’s fourth strategic plan under President Ray’s leadership, referred to as SP4.0, is now underway. The engagement and planning process will assess what has been accomplished since the first plan, refine areas of strategic focus, identify or modify campus-level goals, consider current opportunities and challenges, and inform the prioritization of actions and investments over the next five years.

    The Office of the Provost is leading the engagement and planning process. Over the next few months, a steering committee chaired by Senior Vice Provost Susan Capalbo will engage with the university community and stakeholders and draft SP4.0 for public comment and review. A timeline for development of SP4.0 can be found here.

    This cycle of strategic planning will be informed by Focus on Excellence, the University’s recent rebranding effort, the recently launched University-wide accreditation self-study process, the newly developed university-wide diversity strategic plan and, most importantly, input from faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders.

    The new plan will also take into consideration the University’s recent visioning exercise, which sought to anticipate OSU’s future unique contributions on the higher education landscape. VISION 2030: Distinction, Access and Excellence articulates Oregon State’s promise, focus and distinction among premier research institutions. It describes the university’s commitment to provide access to a high quality and affordable education for all learners and engage in world-class discovery, innovation and service within the University’s signature areas.