Mission, Vision and Goals
Clemson will be one of the nation's top 20 public universities.
mission of Clemson University is to fulfill the covenant between its
founder and the people of South Carolina to establish a "high seminary
of learning" through its historical land-grant responsibilities of
teaching, research and extended public service.
University is a selective, public, land-grant university in a
college-town setting along a dynamic southeastern corridor. The
University is committed to world-class teaching, research and public
service in the context of general education, student development and
continuing education. Clemson's desire is to attract a capable,
dedicated and diverse student body of approximately 12,000 to 14,000
undergraduate and 4,000 to 5,000 graduate students, with priority to
students from South Carolina.
Clemson offers a wide array of high
quality baccalaureate programs built around a distinctive core
curriculum. Graduate and continuing education offerings respond to the
professions, while doctoral and research programs contribute to the
economic future of the state, nation and world. The University
emphasizes agriculture, architecture, business, education, engineering,
natural resources, science and technology. The University also promotes
excellence in education and scholarship in selected areas of the
creative arts, health, human development, the humanities and social
sciences. In all areas, the goal is to develop students' communication
and critical-thinking skills, ethical judgment, global awareness, and
scientific and technological knowledge. Students remain the primary
focus of the University.
Just as Clemson values its students, the
University also values its faculty and staff who have committed their
talents and careers to advance its mission. Clemson pledges to support
their work, to encourage their professional development, to evaluate
their professional performance and to compensate them at nationally
UNIVERSITY 10-YEAR GOALS
student quality and performance.
a top-15 undergraduate freshman class.
undergraduate student applications in focus areas by 20%.
objectives of the diversity plan for students.
Critical Thinking, Writing and Mathematics proficiency scores from
freshman to senior year as measured by the ETS Proficiency Profile.
the number and quality of doctoral students in focus areas by 30%.
the number of nationally competitive awards received by undergraduate and graduate
students, including two Rhodes Scholars.
the number of undergraduate and graduate students presenting papers/posters at
graduating students' employment, continued education and other indicators of
every student opportunities for engagement and leadership.
the number of students participating in Creative Inquiry (CI) and
the number of external internships and co-ops.
the number of internal (campus) internships to engage 500 students annually.
the number of students participating in study abroad programs.
or enhance two Living-Learning Communities on campus each year.
retain and reward faculty and staff quality, performance and productivity.
the successful completion of participants' Staff Development Programs.
reward outstanding performance through competitive compensation measures.
86 new faculty members with increased funding in five focus areas.
objectives of the diversity plan for faculty and staff.
the number of national academy members to 10.
talented leaders are available to manage key new initiatives.
research expenditures by 50%.
to support economic development through job growth and capital investment in SC
through innovation and research.
- Increase government, university and industry partnerships.
competitive technology and information infrastructure.
new student and research information systems successfully.
business system capabilities to decrease transaction costs.
the number and quality of technology-enhanced classrooms.
the effect of high performance computing on productivity.
enhanced infrastructure for partnerships and shared cloud services.
35% of paper journals collections with online or shared library resources.
an environment that is healthy, safe and attractive.
and build teaching, research, student life and athletic facilities.
the campus utilities infrastructure.
consistently University enforcement of student alcohol and other drug-related
incidences until the intensity and frequency of violations are reduced.
student self-reported harms.
the reputation of the University: state, national and international.
complete our current capital campaign.
and publicize state, national and international accomplishments by faculty,
staff and students.
maintaining full compliance and academic progress/graduate success rates above
the ACC/SEC mean, field nationally competitive teams—as measured by top-25
national rankings, NCAA tournament participation to include national, ACC
division and conference championships.