Strategic Goals

Strategic goals transform the University and advance its mission. Though conceptual in nature, each is defined in such a way as to allow for measurability. Strategic goals are supported by a myriad of institutional resources and represent a mode of continuous improvement.
Explore the University Metrics Dashboard to examine progress made in advancing the strategic goals.

Goal 1: Teaching and Learning Relationships

Goal 1: Teaching and Learning Relationships

Maximize the intensity, diversity and richness of teaching and learning relationships forged between faculty, students and members of the broader community.

Goal 2: Personal and Professional Growth

Goal 2: Personal and Professional Growth

Promote a rigorous and dynamic institutional environment focused on developing and enhancing the personal and professional growth of all campus citizens.

Goal 3: Responsibility to the Public

Goal 3: Responsibility to the Public

Expand the University's ability to foster the cultural, scientific, economic and intellectual capacity of Southeastern Massachusetts and beyond.

Goal 4: Diversity and Global Awareness

Goal 4: Diversity and Global Awareness

Increase global and cultural awareness and encourage a diversity of perspectives on campus and in the region.

Goal 5: Social Justice

Goal 5: Social Justice

Serve as an agent of social justice, instilling in all members of the University community a deeper understanding of the impact they each have on the greater good and our world.

Areas of Focus

Areas of focus channel the University's energies with respect to evolving institutional and external considerations and contexts. They may change over time and help to connect the overarching strategic goals to the evolving array of action items, thus helping to ensure the nimbleness of the planning process without the need to regularly re-cast the goals themselves.

Focus: Equalization of Student Success

Focus: Equalization of Student Success

Ensuring access for students who cannot afford educational alternatives

Bolstering probability of success for first-generation students, low-income students, and students of color

Improving residential options for international students and other students with unique housing needs

Expanding the reach of the University's co-curricular opportunities to include students of all socioeconomic backgrounds

Focus: The Teaching and Learning Environment

Focus: The Teaching and Learning Environment

Advancing the holistic development of students and emphasizing the value of a liberal arts education

Optimizing teaching and learning environments, spaces and structures

Encouraging interdisciplinarity among academic disciplines and fields

Harnessing technology to support teaching and learning endeavors

Promoting student learning opportunities beyond the classroom

Developing and expanding residential learning opportunities

Strengthening further the support and development of online teaching and learning

Focus: Prudent Stewardship of Resources

Focus: Prudent Stewardship of Resources

Promoting energy conservation and greener operations

Encouraging paperless and streamlined workflow processes

Planning for new opportunities during the summer months

Utilizing the full power of existing technologies and integrating systems

Establishing alternative revenue sources through private philanthropy and corporate partnerships

Leveraging the shared resources and abilities of the Connect Partnership institutions

Focus: Engaging the Broader Community

Focus: Engaging the Broader Community

Connecting Southeastern Massachusetts and the Commonwealth to new opportunities for knowledge-sharing, global culture, economic development, etc.

Expanding the reach of the University's technological resources to benefit the region and state

Promoting international partnerships with non-English speaking countries and nations of rising geopolitical importance

Extending the scope and reach of University operations to Greater Attleboro, New Bedford and Cape Cod

Striving to understand the region better and marshal the University's strengths accordingly

Focus: Investing in Our People

Focus: Investing in Our People

Expanding and focusing professional development opportunities to strengthen the University's human capital

Optimizing deployment of existing staff across the whole of the University

Promoting student leadership in all its forms