Mission: The College of Engineering serves the citizens of Kansas, the nation, and the world by providing world-class educational, research and service programs where students and faculty can develop in their chosen disciplines, and advance as successful leaders and professionals.
Vision: By 2025, we will be recognized as one of the nation’s Top 50 Public Research Colleges of Engineering.
To ensure we turn our vision into reality, we have defined the following four specific Priorities:
• Academic prowess — We will attract and retain diverse faculty who are recognized for their expertise and scholarship. Their synergistic intellectual interaction will lead to transformative innovations that will beneficially enhance the citizens of Kansas, the nation and the world. In order to facilitate this priority, we will hire 35 additional faculty members in the College of Engineering between 2015 and 2021 (see our Faculty Development Initiative pdf for more information).
• Inspiring facilities — We will construct cutting-edge facilities for instruction, collaboration and research in order to create an ecosystem that will foster creative thinking and innovation. In 2016, we opened Engineering Hall, which added 108,000 square feet of additional space in the College of Engineering. Between 2016 and 2018, we will perform significant upgrades and renovations to both our education and research infrastructure (see our Building Upon Excellence pdf for more information).
• Exceptional educational experiences — Because higher education is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary and experiential, we will develop innovative pedagogies that integrate classroom instruction, creative inquiry and real-world experiences.
• Influential research and scholarship — The production of new knowledge through research and scholarship is central to the mission of the college. In accordance with the tradition of a land-grant university, our faculty’s research will provide real-world solutions for complex problems associated with the global society of the 21st century.