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:
Goal 1: Enhance Academic Excellence
Goal 2: Achieve Student Success: Academic, Personal, and Social
Goal 3: Enhance Resources and the University's Capacity to Achieve Vision
Goal 4: Strengthening NJCU Identity, Brand, Reputation, and Connections with the Community
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 to date.
Sue Henderson, Ph.D.