Strategic Planning

OUR VISION for the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is to be recognized as a world-class technological university.

OUR MISSION is to prepare leaders in engineering and science; to advance knowledge and its application, and to serve the state of South Dakota, our region, and the nation.

OUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES to be achieved by 2020:

PREPARE AND EDUCATE AN EXPANDING AND INCREASINGLY DIVERSE STUDENT BODY
  • Increase enrollment to 3,500 students
  • Sustain placement rate of graduates greater than or equal to 96 percent

REINFORCE AND INCREASE OUR RESEARCH ENTERPRISE TO ELEVATE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Increase annual research awards to $50 million.
  • Expand the university's infrastructure to support research as a primary enterprise of the institution, including a new research facility

INVEST IN HUMAN RESOURCES TO MOVE THE INSTITUTION FORWARD

  • Recruit and retain diverse faculty and staff
  • Recognize and reward employees for implementing the university's strategic priorities

DEFINE AND ACQUIRE THE CRITICAL RESOURCES TO ACCOMPLISH SHARED VISION AND STRATEGIC PRIORITIES THROUGH ENHANCED PARTNERSHIPS

  • $20 million annually to support university operations, endowed professorships, fellowships, and scholarships
  • $100 million raised from multiple sources to support the Campus Master Plan in order to accommodate student growth

ENSURE A LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE

  • Achieve recognition as a national and global center of excellence in engineering, science, and technology
  • Decision-making across all organizational units is aligned in order to achieve the university’s strategic priorities

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