Mission and Vision
Our Mission Statement
The mission of Colorado Technical University, an institution of higher learning, is
to provide career-oriented education by teaching applied, real-world, industry-current
programs in selected areas, serving the needs of students for
employment and career advancement and the needs of industry for highly
qualified professionals at the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctorate
Our Vision Statement
Colorado Technical University will be recognized nationally and internationally as
the University of Choice and the University of Choices. We will achieve this by
continued focus on quality curriculum; on innovative and effective delivery, and on
excellent customer service for an increasing number of learners.
To achieve its mission, Colorado Technical University strives to:
- Maintain its focus on learning and its commitment to continuous
improvement of student learning and teaching effectiveness through
systematic assessment and innovation in curriculum, delivery and service.
- Use the CTU Professional Learning Model™ to foster ready-to-achieve
learning experiences that result in demonstrated competencies; students
are provided hands-on, industry-related, problem-solving experiences that
model the professional environment and encourage achievements that lead
to student and employer success.
- Maintain an applied research and problem solving focus in the CTU
Professional Learning Model™ to promote an educational background at
all levels that promotes students to adapt to dynamic environments,
become life-long learners as well as life-long contributors to themselves,
their families, their profession, and our society.
- Ensure high-tech is integrated with high-touch customer service; provide
students with a sensitive and motivating environment of supportive services
in career planning, academic advising, and financial and career services to enhance students’ probability of success.
- Maintain current and relevant programs through active participation with
the business community; this interaction is conducted through our
advisory boards and faculty selection, and enables Colorado Technical
University to identify and implement timely curriculum and equipment
changes in selected programs.
- Provide an environment that is conducive to professional growth,
encouraging the faculty and administrative team to engage in scholarly
and professional activities that support the university’s mission and the
needs of its students, industry and the community.
- Select faculty with demonstrated industry experience, advanced degrees
and teaching qualifications to deliver industry-current education; provide
on-going professional development, review and certification, especially in
fostering student success through teaching and support.
- Recognize and support the diverse backgrounds and needs of its
stakeholders and create an intellectual, cultural and social environment on
campus and online in which the creative energy and variety of insights that
result from diversity will strengthen the integrity, learning, and social fabric
of the University.