Arcadia 2025 Adaptive Strategy

Theme Two Strategic Goal #1: Advancing Socially and Intellectually Transformative Learning

Revised September 8, 2020

Objective #1:

Design a Student Success Strategy for Underrepresented and Underserved Students 

Develop equitable and inclusive programs that are designed to support students from underrepresented and/or underserved backgrounds.


  • Design a data-driven plan for supporting underserved students 


  • Underrepresented and/or Underserved Enrollment (graduate/undergraduate)
  • First-year students from underrepresented and/or underserved populations
  • Graduation rates
  • Course pass rates
  • Student engagement (i.e., NSSE)


9 months to develop and implement


Objective #2:

Create a Career Ecosystem

Enhance career education and preparedness of undergraduate students by creating a career ecosystem, woven throughout curricular and co-curricular experiences throughout students’ time at Arcadia.


  • Develop a strategy for career readiness of Arcadia graduates
  • Design and implement a Career Readiness Fellows Program to train faculty/staff as mentors
  • Launch a career and professional development web-based resource portal


  • New graduates employed or enrolled in graduate/professional education within six months of graduation
  • Faculty and staff who join the Career Readiness Fellows Program
  • Students using the Office of Career Education resources/services
  • Seniors participating in a career-building internship, practicum, or research experience
  • Career development courses in the curriculum


Strategy development by Summer 2020; Launch Fellows program by Fall 2020; Launch resource portal by Spring 2021