Teaching at CASNR

Mission Statement

We support and empower our diverse community of learners to innovate, create, discover, and inspire.

Vision Statement

CASNR is a community where everyone challenges themselves and each other to be the best we can be.

We are curious and ask bold questions.

We innovate, create, and discover.

We inspire and are optimistic about the future.

Through our collective work, we positively transform the lives of our learners, Nebraskans, and the world.

Strategic Priorities: Aligned with IANR’s roadmap, N2025, and NU 5-Year Strategy

• Be THE Place for diverse educational pathways at the nexus of food, energy, water, and societal systems (FEWS2)
• Student Success
• Prepare a talented and diverse workforce to support economic growth and vitality for Nebraska and beyond

Attributes of a CASNR Graduate

Graduates that have a shared-responsibility for a shared-future

The Faculty Advisory Committee identified the goals for developing the CASNR student by the time they graduate. This vision provides a holistic, transformative educational experience that integrates curricular, co-curricular, and experiential learning to result in:

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Evidence-based decision making for a complex world using a systems-thinking approach.

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A spirit of entrepreneurship, leadership, civic engagement, and service to positively impact communities.


A global mindset and appreciation of diversity across cultures, ethnicities, religions, gender, sexual orientation, and age.

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A collaborative, inclusive approach to problem solving and innovation.

Advising and Undergraduate Resources