After several drafts and a close vote, a strategic planning team has approved a working draft of a new vision statement for Portland State.
The committee also began work on a new mission statement to outline how PSU would accomplish its vision. And it accepted a tentative list of topics to be discussed in detail by smaller subcommittees to help form the new plan.
The updated vision statement, which sets the backdrop for developing a new plan, emphasizes diversity, “pioneering research” and community engagement.
It was one of five drafted by members of the Strategic Plan Development Team, which is charged with devising a new roadmap to guide PSU for the next five to 10 years. Members then voted for their favorites.
Here’s the working version of the vision statement:
“Portland State is Oregon’s premier urban university, enhancing quality of life in Portland and beyond, through inclusion and diversity, excellence in student learning, pioneering research and community engagement.”
The campus is invited to comment on the statement or suggest changes.
Meanwhile, members got to work on revising PSU’s mission statement, which hasn’t been modified for more than a decade. Working in small groups, members proposed five potential drafts. It’s now up to a volunteer subcommittee to merge them into a single document.
Finally, the committee received a list of topics, or themes, that will be used to guide future work on the strategic plan. They will work on finalizing these topics during the holiday break and into the beginning of the Winter term.
Photo: Working on a new Vision and Mission for PSU