Strategic Plan

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Strategic Plan

Transforming Lives, our Strategic Plan, exemplifies NJCU's commitment to each and every individual who comes to our University to learn and grow. It is through Transforming Lives that NJCU will achieve its vision of being a nationally recognized leader in urban public education. Our strategic plan has four goals:

  • Enhancing academic rigor and excellence

  • Achieving academic, personal, and social success for all our students

  • Securing vital resources to enhance our capacity for excellence

  • Establishing NJCU as a leading partner in the growth of Jersey City and beyond

These goals—indeed, the entire plan—are the result of a broad-based effort involving over 300 faculty, staff, students, and community members. Working iteratively, task forces gathered extensive data from stakeholders, analyzed information, and took their conclusions back to the community for further input. As such, there is campus-wide investment in and excitement around Transforming Lives. The plan represents both what we are now and what we will become with dedication and effort.

Transforming Lives has become the basis for all our decision making. Our first year initiatives focused on several areas including: faculty excellence, enrollment, retention, staff development, revenue streams, and image. I invite you to review our accomplishments in these activities.

Our second year priority areas include:

  1. Enrollment Management: Recruiting, marketing, internationalization, scholarships, technology

  2. Retention & Graduation: Academic advising, academic support, internships, technology, programs and curricula, faculty excellence

  3. Facilities: West Campus, School of Business at Harborside, Science Building

I encourage you to check back frequently to review our progress in these areas.

Sue Henderson, Ph.D.