South Orange-based Seton Hall University unveils its new strategic plan: Harvest Our Treasures.
“Rooted in the faith and intellectual commitments that speak to the heart of Seton Hall’s 165-year mission, ‘Harvest Our Treasures’ fortifies our strengths and expresses our timeless values in innovative and exciting ways,” said University President Joseph E. Nyre. “Thanks to the unprecedented involvement of the Seton Hall community offering their thoughts and feedback, our strategic plan establishes a bold vision that honors our past and defines our future as we stand ready to advance into a new era of achievement.”
The University embarked on a comprehensive strategic planning process in 2019, with the full support of the Board of Regents, the expert guidance of Keeling & Associates, and the dedication of community members who offered their thoughts and feedback in town halls, focus groups, surveys and in implementation planning committees.
Seton Hall is an academically distinguished Catholic university with a national reputation for educating a diverse student body through the liberal arts and sciences and select professional programs infused with the Catholic intellectual tradition. The University expressed its commitment to supporting and strengthening quality scholarship as well as learning and academic advancement.
University Provost Katia Passerini said, “We pride ourselves as a university with outstanding student-faculty engagement that affords all students the academic opportunities, challenges and intellectual growth that characterize exceptional programs. Over the next three years and beyond, ‘Harvest Our Treasures’ will increase our distinction, enhance our reputation as a home for great minds and lead us into the future with confidence to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.”
As a Catholic institution of higher education with a strong intellectual and spiritual heritage, the plan reinforces Seton Hall’s commitment to certain principles whose purpose is the promotion of human flourishing in all its beauty, richness and depth. These principles are as follows:
The five strategic goals of Harvest Our Treasures reflect who we are as a community, the direction forward, and how to achieve these shared goals.
Goal 1: Provide a distinctive and rigorous education in the liberal arts tradition that also informs curated professional and graduate programs and provides all students the education to become adaptable, imaginative, resilient, ethical and successful individuals.
Goal 2: Support faculty in strengthening academic quality, advancing research and scholarship, and enhancing interdisciplinarity, equity and inclusion.
Goal 3: Create a premier student experience that is equitable and consistent, enhances student support and retention, and prepares students to be impactful global citizens.
Goal 4: Further cultivate and nurture a trusting and collaborative Seton Hall community that educates and empowers all its members to advance equity, inclusion and social justice on campus and in the wider world.
Goal 5: Advance institutional sustainability by creating a nimble, responsive and innovative operational infrastructure and by making strategic investments in people, programs and partnerships to ensure that Seton Hall can achieve its mission for current and future generations of students.
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