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BEACH 2030 Values and Priorities

Mission:

California State University, Long Beach enriches students' lives through globally informed, high impact educational experiences with superior teaching, research, creative activity, and action for the public good.

 

Vision:

California State University, Long Beach will be a force for good at the forefront of public education in California and the world.

 

University Values:

  • Teaching and learning are at the center of who we are and all we do.
  • Compassion, creativity, and innovation characterize our culture.
  • Diversity is our strength.
  • The public good is our responsibility.
 

University Strategic Priorities for 2030:

1. Engage All Students: Prepare students for their journeys to success.

  • Leverage faculty, staff and student expertise in developing affordable, high-impact educational experiences that are responsive to students’ strengths, needs and aspirations.
  • Prepare students to think and problem-solve creatively through responsive, flexible, disciplinary, and interdisciplinary curriculum.
  • Engage students in robust internships, international learning experiences, service learning, and hands-on learning experiences in and out of the classroom.
  • Offer curriculum and co-curricular activities that encompass life skills and prepare students to become engaged citizens and leaders.

2. Expand Access: Commit to students’ socioeconomic mobility by removing barriers to higher education.

  • Expand opportunities for teaching and learning for both traditional and non-traditional student audiences.
  • Diversify our portfolio of curricular offerings to address the needs and strengths of our extended community of learners and the innovation/work force needs of our region.
  • Use a rich array of pedagogies and technology-enhanced solutions, and explore new scheduling patterns and locations.
  • Adapt all teaching and learning resources to address the unique needs and strengths of our students.

3. Promote Intellectual Achievement: Rigor, relevance, and impact are hallmarks of our campus community. 

  • Stimulate collaborative and interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and creative activities in support of our values.
  • Use sponsored research and creative activities as a means to amplify student learning.
  • Lead research, innovation, and problem solving in response to the grand challenges in society and culture in the communities we serve.
  • Build knowledge in and across a variety of disciplines to advance the university’s regional and global engagement.

4. Build Community: Support a compassionate community that is characterized by a strong sense of belonging and shared governance with shared responsibility.

  • Be a model of a diverse and respectful community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and administrators.
  • Foster a community of belonging where everyone’s voice and well-being are valued.
  • Create an environment where all campus members experience the joy of intellectual pursuits, purposeful work and meaningful opportunities for self and professional development.
  • Open the university campus to collaborative partnerships that create new cultural, intellectual, and economic value for the region and beyond.

5. Cultivate Resilience: Implement innovative, entrepreneurial, and forward-looking actions to strengthen the institution and support the aspirations of community members.

  • Prioritize community health and well-being.
  • Build infrastructure and adopt practices to promote sustainability and withstand climate uncertainty.
  • Increase financial capacity through legislative advocacy, corporate partnerships, and more to withstand economic volatility.
  • Be nimble and proactive in an ever-changing technological landscape.