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Community service, innovative research, global engagement, and more: This year, the Arcadia community led outstanding efforts aligned with our mission, vision, and values.
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.
Sessions and Committees
The compiled feedback and themes from the campuswide working-session have led to the establishment of steering committees and task forces, each of which is led by appointed co-chairs and comprised of members who have volunteered. The President and Provost will convene an Executive Committee, which will, in collaboration with the Board, review and refine recommendations.
This steering committee will provide diverse, ambitious, and creative perspectives in enhancing liberal arts excellence at Arcadia and beyond.
This steering committee will develop structures and programs to build community-wide communication and literacy concerning the Arcadia University budget and more.
This steering committee will build on the undertaken by the Faculty Senate’s 2016-2017 Shared Governance Task Force.
In November 2018, an Open Expression Task Force was formed, led by Dean of Students Andrew Goretsky and comprised of faculty, staff, and students, to address free speech and expression on campus and within the Arcadia community.
The Social Innovation Task Force will explore strategies for Arcadia to position itself as a social enterprise, develop social innovations, and inspire social entrepreneurship.
The President’s Commission on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) was established to conduct a comprehensive review of Arcadia’s policies, practices, and campus climate to ensure each align with the University’s Vision and Lived Values.
Read about the UKnighted outcomes since its inception in April 2018.
August 2019 Community Strategy Development
April 2019 Arcadia Celebrates a Year of Progress
September 2018 Arcadia Community UKnights for Semester Kick-off Meeting
April 2018 Arcadia "UKnighted" is Established
Below are five themes discussed at the campus-wide working session on April 20, 2018, for the community to comment on and review.
Internal and External Priorities
This comprehensive strategic partnership is designed to optimize enrollment and retention and ensure academic focus and efficiencies.
Office of the President
“What obstacles must we overcome?” “What I value most at Arcadia,” and “What empowerment looks like at its best” are some of the critical themes Cabinet addressed in a retreat on Oct. 29, 2018.
The evaluations for the offices of University Advancement, University Relations, and General Counsel are complete, and the final reports have been received from our reviewers. These evaluations will continue our work to build trust and transparency. As I review and process these evaluations, I will share a summary of the recommendations with the community on this UKnighted webpage.
Through this important work we hope to establish a model for organizational evaluations across the University. Our work will form a readiness assessment for the strategic planning process we are about to begin. Below is the schedule for the evaluation process:
|Enrollment Management/Student Affairs||Fall 2018/Spring 2019|
|Academic Affairs||Spring 2019|
|The College of Global Studies||Fall 2019-20|
|Finance and Administration||Fall 2019|