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1.1. Institutional Strategic Plan

During the 2010 and 2011 academic years, Kennesaw State prepared a new strategic plan to guide the university through 2017. As part of that process, updated mission, vision and goals statement were developed, as outlined below:

Kennesaw State University Vision
Kennesaw State University will be a nationally prominent university recognized for excellence in education, engagement, and innovation.

Kennesaw State University Mission
Kennesaw State University provides exceptional undergraduate, graduate, continuing, co-curricular, and community educational opportunities. KSU educates students who become capable, visionary, and ethical leaders in their chosen professions and careers, and who are engaged citizens with global understanding and a love of learning.

The university’s research, scholarship, and creative activities expand knowledge, contribute significantly to economic development, and help improve the quality of life in the local community, Georgia, the nation, and the world.

KSU students, faculty, and staff engage with local, state, regional, national, and international communities to improve those communities and the university.

Kennesaw State University promotes open and honest intellectual inquiry, and inspires professional, personal, and social excellence throughout the KSU community.

Kennesaw State University Goals
KSU’s 2012-2017 Strategic Plan identifies the following as the University’s five leading goals:

Goal 1: Promote excellence and innovation in education through teaching, supervising, and mentoring students; research, creative activity, and scholarship; and professional service.
Goal 2: Improve recruitment, retention, progression, and graduation rates (RRPG) in accord with the Complete College Georgia initiative, while continually increasing the quality, breadth, and relevance of academic and co-curricular programs.
Goal 3: Become more engaged and prominent in the local community, Georgia, the nation, and the world.
Goal 4: Enhance the collegiate experience, and foster a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
Goal 5: Expand resources, and improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.