Building on 50 Years of Excellence
College Goals & Strategic Initiatives
(Click on goal title to see strategic initiatives):
Goal 2 Enrollment Management:
Effectively recruit and retain a diverse population that aligns with the Penn State Berks mission, priorities, and University enrollment projections.
Goal 3 Diversity & Sense of Community:
Foster a caring, collegial, and diverse campus community aligned with Penn State University Principles.
Goal 4 Community Outreach:
Enhance existing and promote new partnerships between Penn State Berks and its service area.
Goal 5: Research & Scholarship:
Support research and scholarship to advance knowledge and creativity. Promote ongoing intellectual vitality, enhance the reputation of Penn State Berks, and model lifelong inquiry.
To realize "Building on 50 Years of Excellence" each goal consists of several strategic initiatives to make the strategic plan operational. These initiatives are listed by each goal below.
Sets goals, assess student learning outcomes, and promote continuous improvement.
Improve co-curricular (e.g. community service, service learning, internships, study abroad, leadership development, student organizations) learning experiences.
Enhance support services that strengthen student learning.
Goal 2: Enrollment Management:
Sustain modest enrollment growth for the college while increasing standards for admission and improving retention rates. The primary market for new students will continue to be full-time traditional enrollments.
Examine current academic programming to attract high achieving students. Develop new academic programs that are aligned with Penn State Berks' vision and mission, market research, and regional/ state economic need.
Develop an integrated, comprehensive marketing plan that identifies strategies to recruit potential students and continues to enhance the College's image within the community.
Goal 3: Diversity & Sense of Community
Create a campus culture that embraces faculty, staff, and students of diverse backgrounds.
Develop and integrate program and services to maximize the educational opportunities, access, and experiences of underserved students.
Increase the enrollment of underserved students.
Goal 4: Community Outreach
Position Penn State as a recognized regional provider of career and professional education, research, and programs that address demonstrated public need.
Increase the number of credit program offerings and alternative delivery methods to meet the needs of service area.
Initiate workforce development and public programming.
Offer youth programming that encourages and prepares students for science and technology degrees.
Goal 5: Research & Scholarship
Continually enhance the scholarship and research environment.
Increase research partnerships with various community constituencies.
Increase undergraduate research (e.g. student participation in research and scholarship).
Develop, maintain, and promote Center(s) for Excellence in scholarship.
- Office of Planning, Research & Assessment