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Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a leading student success driven college recognized for excellence in teaching and scholarship with statewide and global impact.

Our Mission

The College of Engineering’s mission is to create an accessible environment with an “unshakeable focus on learning” where we empower all to think critically and solve our world’s complex challenges.

Our Values

We excel through I3:

  • Inclusion- We are dedicated to creating inclusive excellence where all belong; an inclusive, open, and diverse community of learners can create the solutions of today’s complex, global challenges.
  • Innovation- We strive for a creative, collaborative, relevant, and reflective environment that ensures we are developing cutting-edge learning paradigms and experiences through our teaching and research endeavors.
  • Integrity- We are committed to ethical and honest behavior in all that we do, with responsibility to the highest professional standards.


Mission and Vision Statements for each department:


Approach to Learning and Instruction

Students are our top priority and our faculty are the most important contributors to students’ success in their educational programs at Boise State University. We value experimentation and change in the learning process, and we believe that continued and intensive intellectual interactions between faculty and students are essential to the students’ success. We encourage all students to develop and maintain a lifelong enthusiasm for learning, and to recognize that such lifelong learning is vital to their career success.

Faculty members are committed to providing the best education possible and are bringing innovative learning methods and technologies into the classroom. Many faculty members have active research groups, providing opportunities for undergraduate students to conduct research in their laboratories, participate in multidisciplinary projects and gain hands-on experience and depth to their academic career.

Courses are offered in a variety of formats including conventional lecture, laboratory, distance learning, and online delivery. Classrooms are designed to encourage both individual and team efforts.

Laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. Networked computer lab facilities include both PC and UNIX environments with the latest versions of software. Faculty members have been instrumental in obtaining substantial gifts and grants from industry and college partners for equipment to support both introductory and advanced studies in a wide range of disciplines.