On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, President Hensrud presented the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan to the university community during the Spring Semester Launch meeting

Bemidji State University’s strategic plan, titled “Inspired by Place, Enriched by Diversity,” seeks to elevate the university’s service to the state of Minnesota and its people. This five-year plan (2018-2023) includes five institutional priorities that will help ensure that BSU’s continued development aligns with and advances system-wide priorities of student success; diversity, equity and inclusion; and financial sustainability.

View a summary of the Strategic Plan for 2018-2023.

Read the BSU Strategic Plan 2018-2023.

Five Strategic Priorities

The five priorities focus on promoting student success and growing enrollment through appreciation of the university’s values and geographic and cultural distinctions, engagement in transformative teaching and learning informed by those characteristics and improved representation of the complex ethnic and social diversity of the state and region among both students and employees. These priorities, and their supporting Goals and Key Activities, also have a synergistic intent.

  1. Build university capacity through distinguishing themes of place.
  2. Increase engagement with American Indian communities to become a destination university.
  3. Increase student engagement in campus life.
  4. Strengthen BSU’s academic identity by infusing its Shared Fundamental Values into all academic programs.
  5. Create a university culture in which diversity is embraced and all members are safe, welcome and validated.

Key Activities

The strategic planning committee identified Key Activities that would begin within the first three semesters, which we are calling Year 1 — the 18-month period from now through June 2019. Activities are broken down by semester and include such steps as planning, implementation and ongoing effort.

Year 1 Activities

Progress on Year 1 Activities