A new strategic plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees on February 19, 2010, after approximately two years of development. The plan represents a shared vision of the college community, and was created by a broad based committee made up of alumni, trustees, students, faculty, staff, administration and community members. An implementation approach was endorsed by the Board of Trustees on May 7, 2010, and the college has been actively engaged in implementing the plan since then.
The plan includes an updated mission, vision and set of core values, and identifies 10 key strategic goals supported by more detailed strategies and initiatives to be implemented through 2016.
Our vision calls for Delaware Valley College to be an exemplary, small, private, teaching university dedicated to providing students with knowledge and experience to tackle the most important issues of our time. Our academic programs will be grounded in a commitment to applied and experiential learning, balancing theory with real-world experience. We also will value interdisciplinary study as a vital dimension of preparation that enables our graduates to thrive in a global economy.
Structurally, the plan calls for the creation of four key academic components: a School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; a School of Life and Physical Sciences; a School of Business and Humanities; and a School of Graduate, Professional and Entrepreneurial Studies.
The implementation of the plan is organized around six major themes, in two phases. An implementation management structure involving the Board of Trustees, the President, a Strategic Planning Oversight Team, the Cabinet, and an Implementation Coordinator operates to ensure the plan is implemented efficiently and effectively.
A reconvening of the original, full strategic planning committee in 2012 confirmed that the plan, and its implementation, are providing new direction, purpose and momentum to the college, and that realization of the vision and strategic goals was proceeding in a positive, energetic and effective manner.
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