Puget Sound will be increasingly innovative in offering a challenging and relevant liberal arts education that prepares all graduates for success in a highly dynamic economy marked by an accelerating pace of change.
We will strengthen not only access to but graduation from Puget Sound, provide opportunities for advanced study in alignment with our mission, and diversify our sources of revenue to ensure our ability to reach our goals. In so doing, we commit to fully living our responsibility as an intellectual asset in the broader world, contributing leadership and vision in advancing civic discourse and addressing the issues of the times in which we live.
1. Advance institutional excellence, academic distinction, and student success
We will advance educational excellence and our academic and institutional distinctions to ensure that all students have high-impact engagement that leads to deep learning and strong educational outcomes. We will enhance student recruitment and retention, and promote the visibility and reputation of Puget Sound.
2. Enrich our learning environment through increased diversity, inclusion, and access
We will more fully develop a welcoming learning environment through initiatives that increase and support equity, inclusion, access to, and successful graduation from Puget Sound.
3. Support and inspire our faculty and staff
We will support and inspire our faculty and staff members through the promotion of their well-being, professional development, retention, work with students and engagement with each other.
4. Enhance engagement with the community, including promotion of environmental justice and sustainability
We will more deeply engage with and learn from our local and regional communities to strengthen the quality of a Puget Sound education and our role as a community asset. We will define key actions to which the university will commit to advance environmental justice and sustainability. And we will work closely with alumni to build their lifelong engagement with the university and each other, and to leverage their ability to mentor and guide current students.
5. Pursue entrepreneurial and other opportunities to fully leverage and expand our assets
We will pursue entrepreneurial opportunities consistent with our mission, and will promote the accessibility, affordability and value of a Puget Sound education, strengthen the institution and our financial position, and enhance our ability to anticipate and respond to technological and social change.