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Mission and Vision Plan

Our mission, vision and goals.


Preparing technology-oriented professionals for an ever-changing environment.


The first choice for premier technology oriented programs.

  • Goal 1: Provide premier undergraduate and graduate programs in high demand majors.
  • Goal 2: Conduct research and scholarship that inform teaching, advance technology professions, and are recognized at the state, national, and international levels.
  • Goal 3: Provide professional service outreach activities that complement the Department's teaching and research functions.
  • Goal 4: Enhance the effectiveness of the Department by strengthening advancement & resource development.

The following ISU Core Values from Educating Illinois 2013-2018 provide guidance in fulfilling our mission:

Pursuit of Learning and Scholarship

We work with students as partners in their educational development inside and outside of the classroom, so that students come to appreciate learning as an active and lifelong process. The University contributes new knowledge through research, scholarship, and creative activities in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate.

Individualized Attention

We provide a supportive environment focused on each student as an individual, with unique educational needs and potential. We are dedicated to placing the learner at the center of teaching and scholarship.


We affirm and encourage community and an informed respect for differences among students, faculty, and staff by fostering an inclusive environment characterized by ethical behavior and social justice that prepares students to be fully engaged participants in a global society. The University endeavors to create a varied and inclusive community where all students, staff, and faculty are active participants in a global society characterized by teamwork, respect for differences, civic engagement, and educational goals which celebrate diversity.


We promote an environment defined by the highest ethical standards. Members of the Department of Technology and the University community work collaboratively through shared governance to ensure the success of the University and are dedicated to making ongoing improvements. Teaching, learning, and research are conducted at the highest level of academic quality and integrity.

Civic Engagement

We prepare students to be informed and engaged citizens who will promote and further the collective goals of society. The University promotes active learning experiences through which students will gain an awareness and understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility.

Learn more about Illinois State University's strategic plan, Educating Illinois 2013- 2018: Priorities for Illinois' First Public University.


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