Mission, Vision, and Strategic Goals

Purdue Polytechnic

The Persistent Pursuit of Our Next Giant Leap

Shaping Tomorrow:
Our Mission, Vision, and Strategic Goals

Mission Statement

To provide students, who are first in everything we do, with an applied education rooted in research and innovation, that equips them to tackle real-world challenges and advance technology for the betterment of society We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment that emphasizes practical problem-solving, thinking critically, and fostering deep connections with industry.

 

Vision Statement

Purdue Polytechnic aspires to be a global leader in technology education, simultaneously on the cutting edge of research and experiential learning blending rigorous research with practical application. We aim to nurture innovative thinkers and problem solvers, equipped to drive transformative change in local communities and the broader world through STEM education.

Motto

INDUSTRY READY, DAY ONE.

Strategic Goals 2024-2028

Purdue Polytechnic has outlined a set of goals aimed at refining our financial health, elevating our brand, ensuring student success, fostering talent development, and expanding research. These objectives are carefully crafted to propel us forward while aligning with our core mission of delivering applied education and innovation. Here, we present an overview of our strategic intentions—each with its own set of actions and outcomes—designed to guide our collective efforts from 2024 to 2028. While we spare the intricate details on this platform, these highlighted goals serve as the pillars of our strategy, ensuring clarity of purpose without delving into the complexities of execution. Through this approach, we invite our community to grasp the essence of our direction, uniting under the shared vision that will chart our path to continued excellence and impact.

TRANSFORMING OUR INSTITUTION’S FINANCIAL LANDSCAPE AND ADVANCING EXCELLENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY.

Our primary goal is to boost research funding, diversify our funding sources, and ensure transparent fund allocation. By emphasizing unwavering financial integrity and active community engagement, we aim to support sustainable growth in areas such as hiring additional faculty and staff, increasing student admissions in critical fields, expanding our facilities, and enhancing resources for better salaries and employment conditions. All these efforts align with our dedication to innovation and our educational mission.

ELEVATING PURDUE POLYTECHNIC’S BRAND IDENTITY AND ENHANCING EXCELLENCE AND RECOGNITION

Our strategic aim is to enhance the reputation of Purdue Polytechnic, aligning it clearly within the Purdue University framework. We are committed to modernizing our communication strategies, spotlighting the successes of our diverse student body and faculty, and emphasizing our unique, applied approach to technology education. By embracing inclusivity, fostering broad engagement, and clearly articulating our distinct educational offerings, we will solidify our identity and value within and beyond the Purdue community.

NURTURING TALENT AND BUILDING CAPACITY FOR GROWTH.

Our primary goal is to strengthen Purdue Polytechnic by investing in the professional growth of our faculty, staff, and students. We'll achieve this by implementing clear mentoring plans, encouraging collaborative research, and ensuring equitable workloads. We aim to provide specialized development programs, foster a supportive academic community, and celebrate achievements across all roles. Our commitment is to excellence, emphasizing an inclusive approach that values diversity and ensures a conducive environment for teaching, research, and learning.

STRENGTHENING INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE AND ENHANCED STUDENT SUPPORT AND OPPORTUNITIES.

Our strategic goal is to foster a holistic sense of inclusivity and promote student success for all. Recognizing the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our students, we aim to improve advising methods, expand research opportunities, and simplify scholarship processes. By emphasizing excellence in preparing students for the workforce, we commit to providing equal opportunities while valuing and respecting each individual's unique contributions to our academic community.

CULTIVATING A VIBRANT COLLEGE RESEARCH ECOSYSTEM.

Our primary goal is to amplify Purdue Polytechnic’s research endeavors while upholding our commitment to teaching excellence. We aim to bolster faculty and student research by providing resources and support, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, and exploring innovative research avenues that align with societal needs. Central to this effort is the emphasis on sharing our research advancements through diverse channels, including seminars, press releases, conferences, and specialized events. We remain dedicated to ensuring our research pursuits complement our teaching mission and contribute meaningfully to our identity as a forward- thinking institution.

Implementation Plan

Introduction

Purdue Polytechnic is embarking on a forward-looking journey from 2024-2028, drawing upon the successes and insights gained from our previous strategic initiatives.This implementation plan, while articulating our renewed mission, vision, and motto, concentrates on five key strategic areas: Finances, Brand, Talent Development, Student Success, and Research Development. Each area comes with specific objectives and a clear roadmap, ensuring a synergistic effort throughout Purdue Polytechnic.

PURPOSE

This plan is the blueprint for Purdue Polytechnic’s evolution through 2028. It outlines our strategic direction, detailing how we will realize our ambitious objectives. This evolution is aimed at elevating our standing in technology education and research, while staying committed to our educational mission.

SCOPE

The scope of this plan includes broad strategies and specific actions critical to achieving our new strategic goals. As a flexible and responsive document, it will evolve alongside our continuous growth, integrating lessons learned and adjusting to changing educational landscapes. While focusing on essential areas like financial management, brand enhancement, talent development, student success, and research expansion, this plan is aligned with our overarching objectives. Routine operational activities are outside its scope.

STRATEGIC GOALS CONTEXT

The strategic goals outlined in this document form the foundation of our broader objectives. However, they are not an exhaustive list. Individual departments within Purdue Polytechnic are encouraged to develop their own goals, which, while supporting these broader themes, reflect their unique strengths and initiatives. These department-specific goals are not only welcomed but are essential for the holistic advancement of Purdue Polytechnic.

WHY EVOLVE?

In a world where technology is constantly evolving, Purdue Polytechnic must not only adapt but also lead. This evolution is crucial for us to stay relevant and innovative, shaping the future of technology and its societal applications. Our proactive approach to change ensures that we continue to be influential in the ever-changing landscape of technology education and research.