To achieve the goal of enhancing intercultural awareness and understanding through enrollment and strategic scholarships ...
GOAL #1: Enroll 3,000+ undergraduate and graduate students and provide a welcoming and inclusive environment as different backgrounds, experiences and ways of thinking encourage learning, acceptance and service.
- Implement a comprehensive student recruitment plan to elevate brand awareness and increase enrollment. Renew and re-envision programs that engage middle school and high school students in the Augustana experience (e.g., camps, international host programs, special course offerings). Continue to promote the Diversity & Inclusion Plan across campus to increase awareness and support of key initiatives in progress.
- Develop a Center for Intercultural Development. Establish partnerships with organizations and agencies to develop statewide and regional opportunities and certificate programs.
GOAL #2: Make an Augustana education affordable and accessible for more students with innovative scholarship partnerships among alumni and regional organizations while also adapting the university business model and operations to ensure financial sustainability.
- Establish creative scholarship opportunities in addition to more endowed scholarships. Implement an innovative and sustainable pricing model to improve access and affordability. Integrate retention software to assess and monitor students’ academic progress and increase early intervention.
- Expand alternative revenue opportunities and innovative partnerships through summer offerings and bridge programs.