Strategic Planning Themes

Theme One: Embracing Our Mission

The Holy Family experience thrives because of the mission that daily infuses all decision-making processes and motivates those who work here. For the continued success of the University, we find it critical that all employees understand and live out this mission, modeling it to our students. This implies that we provide clear and regular communication about mission to all constituents, effective orientation and evaluation practices for employees and board members, and ongoing reflection about what living out this mission means.

GOAL 1
Inform and engage the university community on mission accomplishments.

GOAL 2
Foster an atmosphere where employees understand and live out the mission.

GOAL 3
Promote mission engagement within the university community.

Theme Two: Striving for Distinction

We seek to improve academic program quality, develop new programs, and increase academic rigor. This improvement will be driven by a systematic and complete assessment of all programs and departments at all levels of the university and in all locations. We will diligently and thoroughly demonstrate the story of our continual improvement and successes. Through these efforts we seek to improve the student experience in and out of the classroom, recognizing that our greatest assets to accomplish this are the people who serve on the faculty, staff and administration.

GOAL 1
Be recognized for academic excellence and rigor.

GOAL 2
Meet the academic and intellectual needs of our future student population by providing new and distinctive academic programs.

GOAL 3
Affirm and strengthen continuous improvement for all administrative units.

GOAL 4
Improve and strengthen administrative processes and services to students and fellow employees.

GOAL 5
Achieve a shared vision of who we are and what we want to become.

Theme Three: Enhancing Our Living and Learning Environment

As part of enhancing our University living/learning environment, we recognize our need to continue to build a strong residence life experience, embrace efforts to increase diversity and internationalization, and enrich our co-curricular student support programs and extra-curricular experiences. We also recognize the need to implement alternative delivery systems for our curriculum that reflect the latest technology within the context of our mission.

GOAL 1
Enhance all students' social, emotional, leadership, and moral development and well-being. Increase student engagement and involvement in all educationally purposeful activities.

GOAL 2
Foster and encourage a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff that is inclusive, welcoming, and respectful.

GOAL 3
Create and sustain educational opportunities and experiences that empower students, staff, and faculty to transform lives, relationships, institutions, and the world.

GOAL 4
Meet the needs of different student populations through the development and implementation of alternative delivery systems.

Theme Four: Building Financial Strength

A strong financial position is critical to our ongoing ability to live out our mission and realize our vision. We will focus efforts on building financial strength through careful stewardship of resources, increased enrollment, development of alternative revenue streams, and expanded fundraising.

GOAL 1
Provide careful stewardship of institutional resources.

GOAL 2
Increase student enrollment by 9% while balancing enrollment across programs and utilizing best practices for recruitment and retention.

GOAL 3
Continue to develop a strong financial base in order to ensure the development of the University.