Vision and Strategic Plan
MAKE CAPLA A LEADER IN BUILT ENVIRONMENT INNOVATION
Objective 1: Place the Built Environment grand challenges among the university’s highest priorities and increase CAPLA leadership and visibility in the area.
Objective 2: Aggressively communicate and leverage our successes beyond the university to expand collaboration and partnership opportunities.
Objective 3: Recruit, retain, and support successful students who can actively contribute to CAPLA and the community, and who will actively contribute to changing the built environment upon graduation.
Objective 4: Recruit, retain, and support successful faculty and staff who will actively contribute to the College, the University, and the Community by addressing the challenges of the built environment.
DO TRANSFORMATIONAL RESEARCH
Objective 1: Dramatically increase grant funding and large project grants led by CAPLA faculty.
Objective 2: Increase mechanisms to support and foster the ongoing professional development of our faculty and researchers.
Objective 3: Align resources to enable quality research by CAPLA faculty.
CREATE A TRANSFORMATIONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Objective 1: Create curriculum to address the future needs of built environment professionals.
Objective 2: Create infrastructure and facilities to support teaching and collaboration.
Objective 3: Strengthen the link between research and teaching/learning.
Objective 4: Cultivate a community of lifelong learners and meaningful interaction with alumni beyond graduation.
Objective 5: Support diversity in teaching modes and support hands-on engagement with the world.
EMBRACE LAND GRANT STATUS AS SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY TO ENRICH TEACHING, RESEARCH, AND SERVICE IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Objective 1: Leverage the Drachman Institute’s reputation and resources for community engagement and focus on community-based applied projects.
Objective 2: Make engagement work a recognized part of CAPLA promotion success.
Objective 3: Develop more robust and effective community and global partnerships.
MAKE CAPLA A LEADER IN INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE
Objective 1: Recruit, support, and retain successful students who reflect the future of Arizona and the communities we serve.
Objective 2: Reinforce an inclusive and respectful environment where all faculty, administrators, staff, students, and outside partners contribute to CAPLA’s success.
Objective 3: Prioritize wellbeing, equity, and diversity as a central tenant of CAPLA culture in all our activities.