Goal 1 of the 2007-2012 Mount St. Mary’s college Strategic Plan calls for the College to “provide an education that enables students to demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and character essential for socially responsible leadership in a democratic society.”
Long committed to educational excellence, the guiding strategies are:
In 2009-20010 faculty will determine the specific steps articulated in the 2004 Educational Plan necessary to “raise the bar” of academic performance and achievement among our students. The initiatives in the Educational Plan will address the challenges presented by learners at both ends of the preparation continuum: those who arrive at college under-prepared and those with the potential and preparation for advanced academic work.
The board initiatives in the 2004 Educational Plan will include:
It is essential that we invest in our faculty as we increase enrollment and raise the bar for students. The focused faculty-student interaction that has characterized a Mount education depends upon sufficient full-time faculty with the training and passion to engage our students. In 2008-09, the full-time teaching load was reduced from 24 units to 21 units in order to improve the quality of faculty life and encourage more scholarly reflection and work. Efforts in faculty development and assessment are supported by appointing an Assistant Provost for Assessment and Faculty Development in 2008.
We are excited about working with each member of the College community to provide “a superior education enhanced by an emphasis on building leadership skills and fostering a spirit to serve others” (Mission Statement).
To contact the Provost by email, click Dr. Wendy J McCredie.