Strategic Goals


I. Focus learning on both the acquisition and application of knowledge.

  1. Ensure students acquire the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed.
  2. Infuse applied learning throughout the FSU curriculum.
  3. Integrate innovative practices and technology into the learning process.

II. Provide engaging experiences that challenge our students to excel.

  1. Implement an advising/support structure that meets student needs from applicant through alumna/us.
  2. Integrate effective career and professional development into the student experience.
  3. Create a campus climate that enhances the well-being of our students and is welcoming, inclusive, and contributes to the cultural competence of each of our graduates.

III. Expand regional outreach and engagement.

  1. Support economic development in Western Maryland through targeted initiatives.
  2. Provide opportunities for student engagement to address community needs in the region.
  3. Promote and market Frostburg State University’s successes, strengths, and assets in Maryland and the region.

IV.  Align university resources - human, fiscal, and physical - with strategic priorities.

  1. Develop a marketing, recruitment, and retention plan that identifies realistic and sustainable goals for first-year, transfer, on-line, adult, graduate, and international students, and the resources necessary to implement this plan.                   
  2. Ensure academic programs meet student and workforce expectations.
  3. Implement a transparent budgeting model that addresses university priorities and needs.
  4. Provide professional development opportunities that empower faculty and staff success.