The K-State Opportunity Agenda
We have both an opportunity and imperative to bring our resources and expertise together in a way that both respects our unique structure and challenges historical norms. This starts with continuing to elevate disciplinary development and excellence and leveraging these single-discipline strengths toward interdisciplinary areas of focus that both build upon our strengths across the institution and lean into problems K-State is positioned to help solve on a grand scale.
These core areas of opportunity are designed to be inherently inclusive so that everyone across our institution can see themselves reflected in them in teaching, research and Extension and engagement. They underpin and cut across all aspects of our strategic plan in how we will achieve our imperatives, accomplish our goals and advance our priorities. They are also clearly defined in how they will work to magnify the university’s collective impact — recognizing there are many ways for diverse interests, perspectives and programs across each pillar of our land-grant mission to generate economic prosperity for Kansans and contribute to grand societal challenges in an interdisciplinary, mutually beneficial way.