Strategy Development

Strategy Development brings members of the University community together. This is a centralized portal to inform the community, collaborate on themes, and contribute feedback to enhance the Arcadia community.  

Our Mission

Arcadia University provides a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience for intellectually curious undergraduate and graduate students in preparation for a life of scholarship, service, and professional contribution.

Our Lived Values

Adaptability, Excellence, Fearlessness, Integrity, Intellectual Freedom, Justice, Respect, Responsibility

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Our Vision

Arcadia University’s pioneering, global, integrated, liberal arts, and professional learning experience cultivates leaders who are intellectually fearless and uniquely prepared for life and work. Our highly regarded, values-based learning community reflects the world in which we want to live.

Arcadia Community Engagement ARCADIA 2025

The community's engagement is an integral part of the process of refining and aligning emerging themes into goals, objectives, and initiative priorities—all compiled into a draft form of our adaptive strategy. The four Themes and associated Strategic Goals capture a series of objectives and initiatives that are threaded throughout the adaptive strategy and cut across all of our colleges, departments, and divisions.

The next step in this process is for the community to review this draft of ARCADIA 2025 through the lens of the following questions:

  • What are the systemic, existential, institutional, and unit-level risks related to our strategy? 
  • In the next three-to-six months, what should we monitor as a community to ensure success?
  • Are these strategic goals, objectives, and initiatives appropriately ambitious and aligned with our vision, mission, and values?



Workshops with the Provost

Community Engagement

Circle Chart of Community Engagement Around Strategy

Fall 2019 Engagements

Nov. 11: President's Advisory Council
Nov 6: All Campus Open Session
Nov 1: All Campus Open Session; Modern Languages; Career Education
Oct 30: Media and Communications; Library; Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice; English
Oct 29: IT; Biology
Oct 28: School of Education; History and Political Studies
Oct 25: Registrar, OIP, OID, OSRP; Enrollment Management
Oct 23: Athletics; Administrative Teams
Oct 22: University Relations, University Alumni, Advancement; Student Affairs
Oct 21: Public Safety
Oct 18: Finance, Human Resources, Auxiliary Services, One-Stop Shop
Oct 18: Visual and Performing Arts
Oct 17: Facilities; Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
Oct 16: TCGS Glenside; Public Health; School of Global Business
Oct 15: Chemistry/Physics; TCGS Global Directors; Faculty Senate
Oct 10: Psychology
Oct 8: Computer Science Math; Medical Science
Oct 7: Physical Therapy

Download and Review Before Meeting

Preparation Materials for Working Sessions

The compiled materials are preparation work for unit working-sessions. The Provost will convene meetings with individual units to engage and collaborate in strategic areas of focus. Please download the preparation materials and review before your meeting. 

To prepare for the Strategy Development working session, please download the pdf document and review. 




The Credo Group

Our Partners in Strategy Development

This comprehensive partnership is designed to optimize a Thriving Framework for strategy development.