Strategic Plan 2022-2027

Teaching & Cluster Model

Goal Statement: Ignite our students’ curiosity by offering PSU’s transformative model of integrated teaching and learning and, by example, reimagine how we educate our students.

Student Success

Goal Statement: Promote student success holistically, by centering student need and facilitating pathways to fulfillment in learning, career, and life.

  • Objective 2.1: Create progressive, student-oriented academic pathways and mechanisms to foster success in courses and career.
  • Objective 2.2: Improve students’ mental health, safety, social growth, and overall wellbeing.
  • Objective 2.3: Promote additional student employment opportunities on campus, professional development programs, and networking opportunities for future employment.
  • Objective 2.4: Improve student retention and persistence by 2% each year. Graduation Rates and Retention Dashboard
  • Objective 2.5: Improve campus resources, living spaces, and classroom building to create a greater sense of community and access.

Diversity & Community

Goal Statement: Foster an inclusive community that attracts and supports diverse members and develops equitable approaches to education.

  • Objective 3.1: Establish a successful IDEA Center that engages the campus community. IDEA Center Website
  • Objective 3.2: 15% increase in undergraduate underrepresented-minority students. PSU Diversity Dashboard
  • Objective 3.3: 5% improvement in retention of undergraduate underrepresented-minority students.
  • Objective 3.4: 3% improvement of fall to spring persistence for first year underrepresented-minority students.
  • Objective 3.5: 6% improvement in 6-year graduation rates for undergraduate underrepresented-minority students.
  • Objective 3.6: Increase the percentage of underrepresented-minority faculty and staff by 3%. PSU Diversity Dashboard
  • Objective 3.7: Improve the campus climate for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

View PSU's Diversity & Equity Plan

Sustainable University

Goal Statement: Develop an agile, financially sustainable public university with a responsive relationship to the workforce and community needs of our region and New Hampshire as a whole.

  • Objective 4.1: Align academic programs with the needs of the 21st-century student. Grants Dashboard by Cluster
  • Objective 4.2: Annually recruit a diverse, robust incoming undergraduate class who will thrive at PSU. Enrollment Dashboard
  • Objective 4.3: Increase graduate enrollments and programmatic offerings to meet the needs of the New Hampshire workforce and the world. 
  • Objective 4.4: Collaborate with USNH and CCSNH, the local community, and state workforce partners, to increase educational and professional opportunities for prospective and current students. 
  • Objective 4.5: Create and adapt campus facilities to improve our appearance, environmental sustainability, residential capacity, and operating efficiency while focusing on student needs.