In 2013, NJCU launched Transforming Lives, the University's Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan was originally scheduled to be in effect for five years, 2013 - 2018. In 2017, the University began preparations for the MSCHE 2020 Self-Study. As part of this process, we reviewed progress made on the plan.
Based on the findings from that review and the focus on accreditation, the decision was made to continue the plan. Consequently, in June 2018, the Board of Trustees voted to continue the current Plan until completion of the Self-Study.
With the completion of the Self-Study document in 2020, the University has launched it new strategic planning process. This process is being guided by the Chief Strategy Officer. During this development,the University is operating under Transforming Lives, which is summarized below.
The mission at New Jersey City University (NJCU) is to provide a diverse population with an excellent education. The University is committed to the improvement of the educational, intellectual, cultural, socioeconomic, and physical environment of the surrounding urban region and beyond.
The work of higher education is the advancement of knowledge that will improve the world. Creating innovative academic programs, supporting faculty scholarship, and recognizing students as tomorrow’s leaders will infuse the learning experience with excitement for both students and faculty.
NJCU is steadfast in its commitment to every facet of student success. In addition to rigorous academic achievement, all students are encouraged to develop a familiarity with other cultures and an awareness of their responsibilities as global citizens through community service and study abroad opportunities. Beyond producing successful alumni, the focus on student success may well improve retention and graduation rates.
Recognizing that NJCU’s ability to fulfill its mission of access and excellence in higher education is dependent on its financial resources, it is necessary to explore new sources of support for the University. By increasing the variety and amount of funding, NJCU will be able to provide world-class facilities that support the academic pursuits of students and faculty.
A comprehensive marketing and communications plan that promotes NJCU’s accomplishments and goals and fosters the support of partners in business and government will enhance and improve all target areas in the strategic plan. A stronger commitment to the surrounding community, through collaborative service and enrichment, will encourage students to become engaged citizens and enable them and the University to be regarded as stakeholders in the community.