Strategic Plan: Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals
Schreiner University, a liberal arts institution affiliated by choice and covenant with the Presbyterian Church (USA), is committed to educating students holistically. Primarily undergraduate, the university offers a personalized, integrated education that prepares its students for meaningful work and purposeful lives in a changing global society.
Schreiner University will always hold student success as its first priority. The university will be known for its academic rigor; it will continue to be an institution of opportunity where students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences learn through educational programs equipping them to achieve, excel, and lead. The university aspires to serve as a standard to others in programs and practices.
Schreiner University • holds sacred the Christian convictions that each student is valuable and unique and that the university’s purpose is to enable every student to grow intellectually, physically and spiritually. • values diversity of people and thought in a setting of open, civil discourse. • embraces life-long learning and service to society as critical traits in a world whose community is global. • believes that higher education is instrumental in developing thoughtful, productive, and ethical citizens. • believes that the values that inform our relationships with our students should also inform our relationships with one another.
Support, promote, and initiate curricular and co-curricular programs which instill a culture of demonstrable excellence within a diverse community of scholars.
Foster internal conditions and relationships and expand external partnerships with professional, service, and church-related communities to further the university’s strategic vision.
Develop and be effective stewards of Schreiner’s resources to achieve the educational mission of the university.
Final Statement Following May 2007 Board Retreat and August AC Retreat, Fall Campus Discussion, Endorsement by the Executive Committee of the Board and by the Board, October 2007.
CORE GOALS AND STRATEGIC EMPHASES
LEARNING: Support, promote, and initiate curricular and co-curricular programs which instill a culture of demonstrable excellence within a diverse community of scholars.
• Raise the profile of the university’s academic programs among current and prospective students, the higher education community, and supporters of the institution. • Achieve demonstrable learning growth and preparation for life with students from diverse circumstances. • Further develop an engaging and diverse campus life, with a residential base, offering opportunities for learning and leadership through involvement, service, personal development and spiritual growth.
COMMUNITIES: Foster internal conditions and relationships and expand external partnerships with professional, service, and church-related communities to further the university’s strategic vision.
• Recruit and retain a robust student population of at least 1200. • Offer compensation and employment conditions that attract and retain quality faculty and staff, diverse and united in support of our mission. • Establish and implement a plan for effective and creative use of technology in all phases of the university’s work. • Serve as a primary intellectual, cultural and economic force within the community and region.
FINANCES: Develop and be effective stewards of Schreiner’s resources to achieve the educational mission of the university.
• Achieve best practices in financial management of the institution. • Enhance current and develop new revenue sources to create a margin for excellence. • Accomplish the revised facilities master plan for an institution of 1200-1300.
And in all of these efforts, continue to earn the identity “Learning by Heart.”