Goals in the Three Mission Areas


  1. Offer applied degrees that put science to work.
  2. Expand undergraduate degree enrollment for students beyond the Tucson campus.
  3. Expand community college transfer opportunities and increase degrees awarded to transfer students.
  4. Enhance CALS recruitment.
  5. Increase retention, persistence and graduation.
  6. Enhance career development.
  7. Increase financial support for instructional excellence.
  8. Promote faculty teaching excellence.
  9. Graduate student instruction


  1. Build on existing research strengths.
  2. Identify and invest in CALS research infrastructure needs.
  3. Define and measure productivity and resource generation for research.
  4. Expand communication on research activities.
  5. Build tech transfer, intellectual property development, external business relations/development.


  1. Excellence in integrated CES research and education programs that improve lives, communities, and the economy (4-H YD, FCHS, ANR, FRTEP).
  2. Demonstrate and communicate the positive economic and social impacts of the CES programs.
  3. Invest CES resources in a strategic manner to address priorities and critical needs in Arizona and globally.

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