On June 18, 2020, the Caldwell University Board of Trustees approved the University’s new three-year strategic plan, Caldwell University 2020-2023: Protecting the Legacy – Shaping the Future. There are four overarching goals in this plan, and twelve strategies to support them. These goals and strategies form the backbone of the plan. Multiple tactics have been developed to ensure that the strategies and goals are met. While the goals and strategies of the plan remain constant, the tactics allow the necessary fluidity to adapt to the pandemic crisis and the accelerated changes to higher education that have come in its wake.
Caldwell 2023 represents many months of introspection and research on campus as described in the attached executive summary. Faculty, staff, and students contributed in multiple ways, through the analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT), development and presentation of multi-year department plans, and participation on the Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) and Executive SPC. Our new plan will provide helpful guidance and direction as we strive to Protect the Legacy and to Shape the Future of Caldwell University.
Download the Executive Summary of the Strategic Plan 2020-2023.
Institutional Goals and Strategies for Accomplishing Them
Optimize the educational experience and outcomes for every student
- Advance a robust and dynamic academic culture
- Reduce the gaps in success and satisfaction of student populations through a responsive infrastructure
- Improve social-emotional wellbeing and workplace readiness in students through academic and co-curricular experiences
Grow the visibility, relationships, and reach of the University
- Celebrate our Catholic Identity and Dominican Heritage
- Expand corporate, public, community, and academic partnerships
- Differentiate our value proposition from the market
- Employ a strategic institutional approach to the pursuit of philanthropic opportunities
Foster an inclusive campus environment
- Increase engagement and connectivity among campus constituents
- Address the needs of a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff
Ensure the overall financial health and stability of the University
- Implement financial and operational controls in the process of stewarding resources
- Cultivate an innovative, mission and market-driven approach to decisionmaking, academic program offerings, and resource allocation
- Secure alternative revenue streams