Envision Arcadia University five years from now in 2018. That's exactly what Arcadia’s Board of Trustee's was doing when it appointed a Strategic Planning Committee in January of 2013. Comprised of the Provost, students, members of the Board, faculty, and staff, they were charged with openly and transparently developing a new five-year strategic plan for the University. Keeping to an inclusive planning process, the Strategic Planning Committee worked diligently, constituting input and feedback from the University community—trustees, administration, alumni, faculty, students, staff and external community.
The result was the purposeful Arcadia University 2013-2018 Strategic Plan that charts the five-year course for Arcadia University to move forward as a comprehensive private institution that is a nationally-ranked leader and pioneer in study abroad.
1. Enhancing academic excellence2. Strengthening a people-focused University community3. Deepening the University's engagement with external communities4. Improving the University's resources, financial processes, and infrastructure5. Committing to institutional diversity and global engagement