Kutztown University Strategic Plan 2012-2015
Dear Campus Community,
I am delighted to share with you the latest update to Kutztown University's Strategic Plan. it has always been our philosophy to view the Strategic Plan as a live document that grows and adapts with the ever-changing landscape of higher education, and therefore our need to review it and update it on a yearly basis.
This update, however, remains cemented on the four major goals that were developed in 2008 through a governance process that helped our community reflect and define the beliefs and aspirations of our campus:
- Academic Excellence
- Community Engagement
- Caring Campus Community
- Stewardship of the University's Infrastructure
While these goals remain, the University will focus its efforts on specific objectives, many based on the PASSHE performance funding program, that support student success; access to opportunity; and stewardship of our resources. this new focus has led us to delay some objectives from the previous year that have not been achieved yet, to allow the University to concentrate on newly developed priorities. a status report of the results achieved against the prior year plan is included at the end of this document.
The University has experienced a decline in student retention rates over the past two years. this Strategic Plan Update reflects the University's commitment to improve student success in a focused effort to reverse this decline. We expect the newly defined objectives will transform this institution over time, resulting in a more student-centered approach in delivering University services. this cultural transformation is necessary for the University to foster an environment conducive to student success; higher academic quality; and competitiveness in our marketplace.
The successful attainment of the objectives in this plan will require the coordinated, diligent efforts of each and every one of us: faculty; staff; and administrators. While the task ahead is not trivial, i have confidence in the abilities of our University community and am excited to work together with all of you as we make the changes to become an even more effective institution.
F. Javier Cevallos
Read the Strategic Plan