Office of the Dean

Mission and Vision Statements

The Mission of the College of Sciences and Health Professions

  • To educate students for careers in science and provide science education to all students in the University.
  • To foster the development and application of new knowledge through research and scholarship.
  • To promote a culture of service to the University and its diverse communities.

Within this broad context the College of Sciences and Health Professions will:

  • Advance the purposes and activities of all disciplines of its constituent departments by uniformly facilitating, encouraging, and respecting the pedagogy, scholarship, and practice of each.
  • Promote quality teaching through pedagogical excellence, instructional innovation, and application of technology.
  • Meet the needs of all CSU students in engaged learning through excellent instruction, individualized advising, and involvement in research and scholarship.
  • Foster the creation of new knowledge through basic and applied research that both respects the methodologies and customs of each discipline and encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration.
  • Work with community partners to provide instruction with a real-life context and to understand community problems and find solutions for them.
  • Forge internal and external partnerships that promote the advancement of science and its application.
  • Promote a culture of service to the University, urban, and professional communities.
  • Serve appropriate University, urban, regional, national, international, and professional communities.

The Vision of the College of Sciences and Health Professions

As a new college, the College of Sciences and Health Professions is developing our vision statement. In the meantime, please reference the University's vision statement.