Paine College Strategic Plan
Paine College shall build on its Methodist heritage to achieve recognition as a premier liberal arts institution of higher education.
Paine College Mission Statement is reflective of the nature and purpose of the institution as a church-related liberal arts institution providing a high caliber education. The Mission Statement reflects the founding goals of the college and it is comprehensive in establishing the institution as grounded in Methodism and providing a basis for the institution's operational foci. The statement is current as it is periodically reviewed, evaluated and approved by the governing body with appropriate input from its various constituencies. The Mission also firmly ties the College to its Biblical Foundation Statement.
Paine College is a private institution steeped in the tenets of Methodism that provides a liberal arts education of the highest quality. The College emphasizes academic excellence, ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility, and personal development to prepare spiritually-centered men and women for positions of leadership and service.
ETHICAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUES
Paine College's administrators, faculty, and staff are committed to instruction and research that ensures the transfer of knowledge that develops critical thinking skills in the individual learner. The college also sets high standards and expectations in all other aspects of its functioning – programs, personnel, and infrastructure.
Appreciation of Heritage
The College community embraces, celebrates, and promotes the unique qualities and characteristics that make us what we are as individuals and as an institution.
Relationships and practices are based on ethical behavior and social justice.
Financial prudence must be practiced by all employees and students of the college. Our fundraising and spending must be motivated by an awareness of where we are fiscally and supported with well-documented objectives.
All persons are treated in a courteous manner that is honest, responsive, and efficient. Developing altruism empowers the collegiate community to act in a way that benefits society.
Strategic Goals and Objectives 2014 – 2019
Goal 1 – Institutional Effectiveness and Academic Program Expansion
Devise and implement flexible curricula that incorporate emerging developments in social and technical practices and innovation, and that include the many perspectives of a pluralistic society. Provide priority academic and professional development opportunities for residents of the region. Effect hands-on opportunities through diverse teaching strategies and technologies, including internships, practica, research, and public service experiences that expose them to the myriad of emerging thought and practice. Prepare students to compete in graduate and professional schools as well as in the work force.
Goal 2 –Student Recruitment, Engagement, Success, and Global Citizenship
Redesign admission requirements to bring them in line with those of peer institutions and institutions with similar missions. Identify viable student recruitment markets, engage in aggressive recruitment strategies, provide effective student support services, and monitor student progress and outcomes. Require students to be engaged intellectually, socially, and spiritually to meet the demands of leadership in a global society. Prepare students to serve globally through experiences that enhance their intellectual, social, and spiritual development while also broadening their global connections through learning opportunities that include the programmatic study of countries and cultures of the world, international travel, study abroad opportunities, and exposure to people of diverse backgrounds.
Goal 3 – Technology Infrastructure and Innovation
Build on the College's significant strides with regards to technology infrastructure. For example, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP™) system has been implemented, smart classrooms have been installed, videoconferencing equipment has been added, and a single sign-on system has been implemented. However, the College recognizes that for students to be competitive as they graduate, Paine College must use the latest technology and provide access to first rate training to all members of the community.
Goal 4 – Facilities Enhancement
Maintain functional facilities and state-of-the-art equipment for teaching and living that attract students and improve their overall learning experience.
Goal 5 –Productive Partnerships ("Friend" Raising)
Obtain additional resources (fiscal and other) necessary to support the College's mission and the scope of its programs and services. Devise and implement a viable structure for administrative, teaching, research, and service functions of the College and secure funding or reconfigure existing funding to support these functions. Secure funding to support high quality education and training services, relevancy, and outreach partnerships with government, regional public schools, business, and industry and community organizations.