Convinced that there is a need to come up with a University Master Plan, the VSU Board of Regents chaired by Hon. Nenalyn P. Defensor, Commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education, in its BOR Resolution No. 32, s. 2011, approved the proposed institutional strategic development plan and work and financial plan of the Visayas State University for the period 2011-2015.

 

The strategic development plan and work and financial plan went through the scrutiny of the members of the University Administrative Council chaired by Dr. Jose L. Bacusmo and other stakeholders through a series of workshops that were conducted from the last quarter of 2009 until November 2010 prior to the approval by the Board. The UAC successfully crafted the two plans that will serve as guide to the University Administration regarding the thrusts and areas for development that should be pursued in the next five (5) years.

Included in the plan are the new vision, mission, core values and goals statements of VSU that the University constituents and other stakeholders should be aware of. These are as follows :

VISION: The premier university of science and technology in the Visayas;

MISSION: Provide excellent instruction, conduct relevant research and foster community engagement that produce highly competent graduates necessary for the development of the country;

CORE VALUES that will serve as guide for excellence in instruction, research, extension, and production:

Relevance. It emphasizes pertinence and applicability of the University to the social well-being of its stakeholders. The University should continually pursue to contribute to society's intellectual, cultural and economic progress. Its scientific and technological endeavours should be shaped by the demands of society, either in the form of knowledge in basic sciences or technology derived from applied and developmental researches;

Integrity. The firm adherence to an upright moral code and ethical standards is vital in the University's search for truth. An institution engaged in producing quality human capital and scientific innovation must remain incorruptible in a morally challenging environment. Integrity is crucial in forging synergistic partnerships between the University and its stakeholders. Partnerships founded upon integrity practice transparency and mutual trust;

Truth. It is in accord with facts and reality and connotes sincerity in action, character and utterance. The character of an institution is shaped by its ability to stand by the truth and make use of it. The search for truth, the very essence of the academic institution, is the backbone of the scientific process where certainty of results is tested against all known facts. The University is an institution that stands by the truth, reasons in accordance with facts and manifests sincerity in utterance, action and character; and

Excellence. A value that centers on the imminent goodness of the quality of services, systems, and outputs of the University. An institution that consistently lives by excellent standards in anything that it does is effective in its search for truth and delivery of socially-relevant, scientific and technological contributions. The stakeholders of the University that includes its students, producers and industries deserve nothing but the best that the institution can offer.

On the other hand, the University GOALS are:

A. SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE IN INSTRUCTION Produce highly competent and world-class manpower in science and technology (S&T), especially for agriculture, environmental management and industries who are proficient in communication skills, critical thinking and analytical abilities,

B. INNOVATIVE RDE SYSTEM AND COMPETITIVE S & T PRODUCTS Generate and disseminate relevant knowledge and technology that lead to improved productivity, profitability and sustainability in agriculture, environment and industries,

C. ADEQUATE AND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE GENERATION ACTIVITIES Generate adequate resources to support the University's instruction, research and extension pursuits and physical infrastructure needs in the face of declining government subsidy to state universities and colleges (SUCs),

D. EFFICIENT, EFFECTIVE AND CLIENT-CENTERED ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SERVICES

Provide timely, accessible, acceptable and customer-friendly administrative support system that promotes partnership and sense of shared stewardship with students, faculty, alumni and other stakeholders, and

E. FUNCTIONAL AND ADEQUATE PHYSICAL FACILITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Provide functional and adequate infrastructure and related facilities essential to a world-class instruction, innovative RDE, sustainable resource generation and efficient administration.

The members of the VSU Board of Regents who approved the proposed institutional strategic development plan and work and financial plan of VSU were: Hon. Jose L. Bacusmo, Vice Chairman and VSU President; Hon. Edgardo J. Angara, Chair of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture; Hon. Juan Edgardo 'Sonny' Angara, Chair of the House Committee on Higher and Technological Education;

Hon Buenaventura C. Go-Soco Jr., Regional Executive Director of the National Economic and Development Authority of Region 8; Hon. Leo P. Cañeda, Regional Executive Director of the Department of Agriculture of Region 8; Hon. Edgardo M. Esperancilla, Regional Executive Director of the Department of Science and Technology of Region 8;

Hon. Atoz A. Vasquez, Student Regent of the VSU System; Hon. Edgardo E. Tulin, President of the VSU Federated Alumni Association; Hon. Alan L. Presbitero, Faculty Regent of the VSU Faculty Association; and Hon. Felix V. Quero and Hon. Edwin C. Codilla, Private Sector Representatives.