• Theme Four: Improving the University’s resources, financial processes, and infrastructure

    STRATEGIC GOAL: Develop mission-driven resource allocation, planning, and fiscal management practices that: ensure financial viability; enable faculty and staff participation in decision-making; generate diversified revenue streams; and, address facilities, technology, and other infrastructure needs. 

    Objective 1: Improve budgeting and financial reporting to align resource allocation with the strategic goals of the University in a transparent, collaborative manner.

    Objective 2: Analyze the benefits and costs of academic and administrative units and initiatives. Determine specific areas for generating efficiencies and improving effectiveness to inform strategic and operational decision making.

    Objective 3: Update the Campus Master Plan and generate a multi-year capital budget for improvements to academic facilities, living and dining facilities, and athletic and recreational spaces.

    Objective 4: Enhance the learning and technological infrastructure required for a vibrant academic environment and student life.

    Objective 5: Explore revenue sharing opportunities that will encourage innovation.

    Objective 6: Strengthen existing human resource management practices to maximize the collegiality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the University’s employees.

    Objective 7: Increase restricted and unrestricted annual giving and participation rates.

    Objective 8: Develop fund raising campaigns that prioritize needs and identify where the strategic direction of the University intersects with donors’ interests.

    Objective 9: Decrease tuition dependency by increasing alternative revenue sources.

    Objective 10: Undertake a collaborative planning process to determine the optimal size for Arcadia University regarding domestic campuses, centers abroad, and online presence.

    Objective 11: Establish criteria for evaluating capital projects and major expenditures.



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