Strategic Directions

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2011-2012 —Establishing New Initiatives

The following initiatives were established during the summer and fall of 2011 and are well underway. They are broadly-focused projects that support the mission, vision, and strategic directions of the university.

Based on input collected from the campus community in workshops held during Fall 2011, the Executive Council formulated five new initiatives. Task forces with chairs will be appointed during Spring 2012, and work on these initiatives will be underway by Fall 2012.

  • Leverage the Ashoka Partnership
    Propel involvement of students, faculty, staff, and alumni in social change activities that showcase USD’s designation as a “Changemaker Campus.”
  • Engage Alumni and Build Relationships
    Involve alumni with USD programs and offices to implement portions of the Alumni Association’s strategic plan.
  • Expand USD’s Global Presence
    Develop a “USD footprint” in major cities abroad to promote international partnerships, exchanges, and collaborations.
  • Assess Programs Expressing Our Catholic Character
    Examine the programs that express and develop USD’s Catholic character, identifying interrelationships as well as gaps in services provided.
  • Imagine Alcalá Park West
    Consider ways “the bottom of the hill” could be developed as a mixed-use “college town” to serve the campus community and the adjacent neighborhoods.