Provide an innovative, rigorous, and distinctive academic experience that prepares students to be productive, ethical, and engaged citizens and leaders.
Develop and deliver undergraduate-level academic programs that graduate students on time and prepare them to be knowledgeable change agents.
- Develop courses and programs that prepare students to demonstrate competency in ethical practice, critical thinking, and appreciation for public service values.
- Relate curriculum to employment through experiential learning, research, and extra-curricular opportunities that emphasize economic and social justice.
- Integrate counseling on pathways and careers with academic advisement.
Develop and deliver graduate-level academic programs that prepare individuals to solve pressing social problems and address high-demand skills and professions.
- Increase financial and academic support to graduate students to promote timely completion of their degrees and prominent placements in their fields.
- Enhance coursework and research opportunities to prepare graduates with discipline-specific competencies and skills required for productive careers in today’s job market.
- Leverage state and local partnerships to support students.
- Monitor programs and be able to quickly adapt to changes in demand.
Develop, deliver, and monitor accessible executive training that addresses demand for professional competencies in the nonprofit and public sectors.
Increase the number of students pursuing and earning prestigious scholarships, fellowships, grants, and distinctions in their disciplines.
Support and reward excellence in teaching and academic support.
- Pioneer innovative pedagogical methods and serve as a model for instruction and advisement within the University.
- Create a system that measures, develops, and rewards excellence in teaching for faculty and instructors among all modes of instruction.
- Expand excellence in teaching in non-traditional instruction.
- Provide staff with development opportunities to enable them to support instruction and the student success mission.