Leverage our existing diversity to expand our global presence: The College’s diverse student body can extend our influence nationally and internationally to improve global recognition of the College of Engineering and Computing brand. We will continue to strengthen our ties with the alumni locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; develop advanced technology to deliver educational/training programs targeted to regional, national, and international markets; and improve the College’s presence and image in the community. The College has a responsibility to the community to take a leadership role in educating, communicating, and engaging quality of life issues by addressing the needs of the South Florida region. We will achieve this goal by strengthening our ties to the government and educational institutions; broadening areas of involvement in education, training, research, and economic development; establishing partnerships and collaboration with educational institutions, industry, and research between the public and private sectors.
The overarching question that helps us shape a model strategic plan for the future of the College is
what will it look like in the next five years:
- Growth rate and characteristics (including demographic composition) of our undergraduate and graduate student body;
- Growth rate and characteristics (including demographic composition) of our faculty;
- Research funding portfolio and research institutes and centers; and
- Engineering campus, learning environment for our students, and the work environment for our faculty and staff.