2009 University Outreach and Engagement Strategic Plan


With the complementary mission of learning, discovery and engagement, Oregon State University is a powerful force for moving the country forward in the 21st century. In keeping with this national presence and building upon the strengths of Oregon’s land grant institution, University Outreach and Engagement’s mission derives its purpose from the Oregon State's mission.

Outreach and engagement at Oregon State University enhances access to enrichment and problem solving through reciprocal relationships for the exchange of knowledge and resources in partnership with individuals, communities, businesses, industries, government and educational institutions.


By 2020, the life of each Oregon resident will be demonstrably improved and enriched by engagement with OSU’s innovation, knowledge and expertise.

Strategic Goals

  1. Access
    Provide access to innovative and relevant educational programs, research and information resources within OSU to meet the broad range of current and future needs of individuals, businesses and communities in our state, nation and world.
  2. Partnerships
    Create and expand mutually beneficial and responsive partnerships that enhance the social, economic and environmental well-being of individuals, organizations and communities.
  3. Scholarship
    Broaden the scope of research and scholarship that emerges from and contributes to effective outreach and engagement activities.
  4. Integration
    Integrate outreach and engagement throughout the University with expected outcomes from each college, department, and unit.
  5. Culture
    Create a widely shared organizational culture that encourages, promotes, and rewards outreach and engagement activities of faculty, staff and students.
  6. Resources
    Expand and increase the financial and human resources that enable success in outreach and engagement across the university.

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