Steering Committee Charges & Goals
The steering committee charges summarize the focus and scope of work for each committee, respectively. The goals for each committee are summarized and can be downloaded.
Guided by the 2030 Vision as approved by the Augustana Board of Trustees, the Academics Steering Committee will work in consultation with faculty, staff, and community stakeholders to significantly elevate the university’s academic profile in ways that build on its long-standing pledge of excellence and dedication of embracing the liberal arts. Guided by these goals and an unwavering commitment to community-focused, experiential learning and rigorous research, the committee will identify new and vital academic structures, explore and evaluate innovative and timely educational programs to include potential professional schools, develop a premier program in the arts, and enhance and embolden each of these initiatives by tapping into the transformational power of technology.
Guided by the 2030 Vision as approved by the Augustana Board of Trustees, the Athletics Steering Committee will work in consultation with campus partners to prepare for the transformational move of reclassifying Augustana Athletics to NCAA Division I competition. The committee will provide guidance to maintain athletic and academic excellence to recruit and retain exceptional student-athletes, enhance the student-athlete experience to position them for a lifetime of growth and success, and engage the Sioux Falls community to enthusiastically embrace Augustana University as the hometown team.
Enrollment and Strategic Scholarships
Guided by the 2030 Vision as approved by the Augustana Board of Trustees, the Enrollment and Strategic Scholarships Steering Committee will work in consultation with faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders to develop a comprehensive strategic plan to achieve Augustana University’s goal to grow and support enrollment of 3,000+ students – both undergraduate and graduate students – and to create and implement strategic scholarships, particularly those to help assist underserved and diverse students.
Physical Campus and IT
Guided by the 2030 Vision as approved by the Augustana Board of Trustees, the Physical Campus and IT Steering Committee will advocate for the health, security, appearance, efficiency and sustainability of the physical campus. The committee will engage campus partners to assist in developing a comprehensive strategic plan to transform the university’s physical campus, including student housing, IT infrastructure and facility enhancements.