SDSMT Strategic Plan Infogrpahic 2019
Strategic Plan Strategic Plan Metrics

Academic & Co-Curricular Excellence – Graduate innovative students in the fields of science and engineering who are prepared to contribute to solving global challenges and serve as leaders in an increasingly competitive and interconnected world.

  • Develop and implement a strategic enrollment plan to effectively recruit and retain students.
  • Continuously improve on the curriculum and experiences that makes our university both extraordinary and distinctive.
  • Advance innovative, hands-on, project-based learning strategies integrated across disciplines.
  • Advise and mentor students to maximize their opportunities for academic, professional, and personal success.
  • Create and maintain distinctive programs that are responsive to changing industry and societal needs.


Research & Innovation – Promote an innovative and research-driven culture that discovers knowledge and creates wide-ranging partnerships that benefit society through economic growth.

  • Obtain a Doctoral Research University Carnegie classification.
  • Identify and pursue both government and non-governmental research funding opportunities in both fundamental and applied research.
  • Increase knowledge and skills in proposal preparation and promote a culture of collaboration and support.
  • Develop plans to integrate undergraduate research in the curriculum.
  • Develop state-of-the-art facilities and information technology that bolster the research, instructional, and communication needs of the campus community.


Outreach & Engagement - Build recognition and respect by promoting the unique achievements of our students, faculty, and staff and increasing engagement with alumni, stakeholders and the community. 

  • Create a marketing plan to strengthen brand recognition and enhance reputation.
  • Increase visibility and recognition of the academic, athletic, and co-curricular programs.
  • Advance university support and infrastructure development through coordinated initiatives involving alumni, Foundation, and industry partners.
  • Forge stronger connections with the local community, and state, regional, national, and international partners.

Campus Culture – Strive to make our campus a place where students, faculty, and staff thrive in an inclusive, equitable, diverse, and creative environment.

  • Foster a safe and healthy environment.
  • Promote a balanced value system that encompasses a universal commitment to academic success, individual well-being, service, and philanthropy.
  • Build a sense of community that cultivates collaboration, inclusion, and innovation.
  • Promote flexible business processes and practices that support excellence and efficiency.