Strategic Plan: Goal 2
GOAL #2: To achieve an environment for the education of men that is recognized for excellence in learning, teaching, living, and working
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.
- Significantly enhance the physical environment for learning
- 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]:
- A center to include a student union and student services.
- A fine arts building.
- Facilities for the natural sciences.
- 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].
- Complete a campus plan for institutional and instructional technology, including ongoing support, and upgrade all systems as appropriate.
- Implement our vision of a liberal arts education for men.
- Articulate our vision of a liberal arts education for men and engage in a curriculum development review.
- Focus on men's education through programmatic initiatives, including studies and collaboration with related centers at other colleges.
- Give more attention to the total experience of students' freshman and sophomore years, including programs of orientation, advising, student life, and academic support.
- Develop new strategies of teaching to fulfill the College's core liberal arts mission.
- Significantly enhance co-curricular opportunities as an essential component of the total educational experience.
- Provide enhanced programs in service learning, internships, mentoring, leadership, and collaborative institutional partnerships.
- 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.