Our vision

As a part of our strategic planning process for 2010-2015, the College of Design has worked over the past year to develop a new draft vision:

The College of Design at Iowa State University will shape the evolution of our professions, become the college of choice for exceptional students, faculty and staff, and lead agendas in the intersection of design, art, science and technology to improve quality of life and ultimately benefit all members of society.

To accomplish this vision, we will leverage the college's unique combination of disciplines and the exceptional capabilities of the university to further strengthen its professional education in all design and art; and will become a necessary reference for its innovative approaches to multidisciplinary integration in its pedagogies, social and environmental impact activities, and scholarly inquiries.