Humboldt State's Polytechnic Self-Study continues as steering and working groups have been formed to
address a wide range of topics associated with the possible designation.
The formal self-study includes a detailed analysis of campus operations and activities associated with
becoming a comprehensive polytechnic, which will be outlined in a final report submitted in September to
the Chancellor's Office for further consideration.
HSU is soliciting feedback in two of the first upcoming online forums focused on potential university
name changes that include the word "polytechnic". The University Name Working Group will engage
students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and other stakeholders to contribute well-informed,
sound recommendations. Naming considerations include:
- Reflection of the uniqueness of HSU and our approach to a comprehensive Cal Poly
- History and the meaning of HSU
- Our collective strategic vision for the future
University Name Working Group Forum #1
Wednesday, March 10, 5:30pm
for forum #1 at this link
University Name Working Group Forum #2
Wednesday, March 24, 5:30pm
for forum #2 at this link
Additional working groups have been formed to explore academic programs, the role of the Liberal Arts, business plans, facilities, external partnerships, inclusive student success, and more. Learn more on the HSU Polytechnic Self-Study website.
Leaders of each working group are planning additional opportunities for consultation and input. More information on ways to engage is forthcoming.
HSU announced in November that the California State University asked the University to undertake a self-study toward becoming designated a polytechnic. The request offers the momentous possibility of HSU becoming one of just three polytechnic universities in the state, and the only one in Northern California. It would better position HSU to meet specific workforce needs on the North Coast and statewide, and it would significantly raise HSU's profile among prospective students and grant-funding organizations.
Learn more on the HSU Polytechnic Self-Study website.