Mission and Vision

During the 2015-16 academic year, the Department of Food Science and Nutrition undertook a strategic planning process to set the stage and direction for the next ten years. With the help of a consultant and commitment from faculty, staff and students, the department produced a 12-page document outlining its mission, vision and strategic priorities. 

The original strategic plan will serve as a 'living document' meaning the strategic planning committee is open to modify and change goals as original milestones are met. We invite everyone in the FSCN community to read this document and join us as we continue to grow and challenge ourselves to become the best we can be. Members of the strategic planning committee will hold monthly meetings and provide updates of our progress. Please keep an eye on our website, social media and monthly newsletter for progress reports. 

A special thank-you to the strategic planning committee members: Professor David Baumler, (former) Professor Francisco Diez, Professor Dan Gallaher, Professor Craig Hassel, Therese Liffrig, Professor Len Marquart, Rachel Reisig, Professor Tonya Schoenfuss and Catrin Tyl.

MISSION STATEMENT
The Department of Food Science and Nutrition creates and shares knowledge to ensure a safe, healthy, and appealing food supply that supports the well-being and prosperity of people and the environment. 

VISION STATEMENT
Innovating together to improve health through food.

VALUES STATEMENT
1. Our discovery, outreach, and teaching are ethical, rigorous, and relevant.
2. We are collaborative and compassionate. 
3. Integrity, innovation, and a commitment to diversity guide our work.
4. Excellence and service to society shape our approach and focus.