Strategic Plan: Goal 2

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GOAL #2:   To achieve an environment for the education of men that is recognized for excellence in learning, teaching, living, and working
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We believe this goal is best attained in a comprehensive educational environment characterized by a significantly enhanced campus infrastructure and a liberal arts curriculum with a core commitment to the education of men in the 21st century.

  1. Significantly enhance the physical environment for learning
    1. Revise the facilities master plan completed in 1998-1999 to create a central integrated campus core for student, faculty, and staff activities, to include [all projects to be listed in an appendix]:
      1. A center to include a student union and student services.
      2. A fine arts building.
      3. Facilities for the natural sciences.
    2. Upgrade existing academic buildings, residence halls, and Fraternity Circle to provide attractive and effective learning and living spaces across the College [projects to be listed in an appendix].
    3. Complete a campus plan for institutional and instructional technology, including ongoing support, and upgrade all systems as appropriate.

  2. Implement our vision of a liberal arts education for men.
    1. Articulate our vision of a liberal arts education for men and engage in a curriculum development review.
    2. Focus on men's education through programmatic initiatives, including studies and collaboration with related centers at other colleges.
    3. Give more attention to the total experience of students' freshman and sophomore years, including programs of orientation, advising, student life, and academic support.
    4. Develop new strategies of teaching to fulfill the College's core liberal arts mission.
  3. Significantly enhance co-curricular opportunities as an essential component of the total educational experience.
    1. Provide enhanced programs in service learning, internships, mentoring, leadership, and collaborative institutional partnerships.
    2. Stress the valuable connection between a liberal arts education and post-graduation vocations, e.g., in the health sciences, law, business, engineering, ministry, journalism, education, and nonprofit sectors.