The document is separated into multiple sections. The Commitment to Diversity section details the culture and values our Department maintains. The Department continues to be focused on aligning its own planning efforts with the University's Strategic Plan 3.0. A detailed Introduction provides context about our Department. Finally, the Department has established a roadmap for accomplishing its long-term aspiration to become a Top-25 Chemistry Department. These goals are subdivided into five main themes listed in the mission statement and are discussed individually.
Long Term Goal
To become a comprehensive, Top-25 Chemistry Department focused on addressing critical societal issues facing the world today.
The OSU Chemistry Department is committed to being a diverse, world-class program that provides:
Cutting-edge fundamental and applied research opportunities that engages researchers at all levels and promotes one of the best graduate education programs in the United States;
A consistently modern educational experience for undergraduate Chemistry majors that prepares them for careers in an ever-evolving workplace;
High-quality curricular service to the University through innovative classrooms and online educational tools;
Entrepreneurial tools for students and faculty to translate their research into high impact opportunities for society; and
Outreach to the public about the importance of Chemistry and supports an inclusive environment in science that engages the next generation of chemists.
The Department of Chemistry formally adopted this plan on September 19, 2014.