Strategic Plan The strategic goals and guiding principles for Augustana College are set in the context of the mission statement and core values of the College. Our vision statement delineates our aspiration. These goals and principles intentionally articulate and serve as the framework for planning, action and evaluation of every element of the College. We envision qualitative and quantitative controlled enrollment and fund raising growth that will provide robust energy and financial vitality for the future. Academic excellence, service to humankind, the integration of faith in learning and a commitment to the liberal arts are central to an Augustana education and provide the foundation for the following strategic plan. The following Strategic Plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees in April of 2007. Central to the Augustana experience are five core values. The community lives them and honors them, and they infuse the academic curriculum as well as student life. These five values are identified below, followed by a phrase that sums up the essence of the word as it informs the College's mission. These phrases are, in turn, followed by how the value is expressed in the daily life of the College and its people. Augustana College AC _f2854bda-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e Augustana College aspires to become one of America’s premier church-related colleges. _f2855346-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e Inspired by Lutheran scholarly tradition and the liberal arts, Augustana provides an education of enduring worth that challenges the intellect, fosters integrity and integrates faith with learning and service in a diverse world. _f28554ea-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e Christianity "By being a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America" * Centering on worship * Welcoming all faiths * Nurturing the search for a mature religious faith * Relating Christian faith and ethics to learning and service Liberal Arts "By providing an education of enduring worth" * Affirming teaching and learning as central and lifelong * Fostering a broad understanding of humans and their interactions * Enriching lives by exposure to enduring forms of aesthetic and creative expressions * Developing broad knowledge and skills crucial in a changing world * Creating awareness of one's own religious and ethical beliefs and those of others * Cultivating health and wellness Excellence "By committing to high standards and integrity" * Practicing faithfulness in teaching, learning, supporting, administering * Nurturing potential * Challenging the intellect * Acting ethically * Recognizing achievement Community "By caring for one another and our environments" * Responding to needs * Respecting human differences * Empowering one another * Tending to the ecology of place Service "By affirming that wholeness includes reaching out to others" * Accepting the call to servanthood * Promoting justice * Integrating career and service * Serving church and society Learning Engage students in learning as the first and most fundamental task of the College _f285558a-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 1 Liberal Arts Curriculum Deliver a core liberal arts curriculum that engages student learning in the humanities and arts, the social sciences and natural sciences. _f285562a-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 1.1 The Augustana curriculum will emphasize integrative learning and complex problem solving, developing skills and knowledge for living and working in a changing world, and developing values for lives of responsibility and commitment. 8994cfaf-c706-4702-8fa8-333b7630f6cb Education Educate students who will be academically excellent, highly articulate, and morally centered persons who are prepared to serve and to lead. _f28556c0-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 1.2 f529d157-3474-4a1e-9013-a5fda5ce0576 Learning Experiences Provide learning experiences outside the classroom that enhance leadership competencies, encourage an appreciation and respect for community, and promote personal development. _f2855760-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 1.3 33dd5452-8558-4749-be0e-eb4c58cdaceb Enhanced Learning Create opportunities for enhanced student learning through our honors curriculum, service-learning, undergraduate research and faculty mentoring. _f2855878-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 1.4 34dcfd56-e979-4e0f-8e40-0f5b0916a5b2 Co-Curricular Activities Engage students in learning through athletic competition, the performing and visual arts and in other co-curricular activities. _f285599a-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 1.5 7640fe4e-bfd4-4155-b0eb-b1a9c46fc3ac Distinctive Features Enhance the distinctive features of an Augustana education. _f2855a4e-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 2 Collegial Scholarly Work Enhance collegial scholarly work in the form of research and creativity involving faculty and students. _f2855ae4-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 2.1 b6725aa2-ec83-483f-8c2e-0782a059e8d4 Learning Opportunities Promote and engage students in diverse and international learning opportunities. _f2855b8e-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 2.2 a9d096bb-1a9f-4f50-a616-28cacceaad3d Collaborations Maximize local, regional, national, and international collaborations to expand the educational experience of students. _f2855c24-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 2.3 65612e0e-aaf7-4550-ab71-a12ae0ea6dab Faith, Academics and Service Involve students in learning that encourages the integration of faith, academics and service. _f2855cc4-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 2.4 f9cd7eb6-3108-486e-a11f-3e7a1507cd08 Covenant Relationships Enter into covenant relationships to maximize growth and learning, by offering generous levels of support, in the pursuit of excellence. _f2855d6e-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 2.5 9fa4a96c-203b-4d58-8b14-559d522ceab4 Faith and Learning Integrate intentionally faith and learning in the life of the College. _f2855e04-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 3 Christian Practices Honor the centrality of the practices of the Christian faith. _f2855ea4-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 3.1 These practices include shared worship, discernment of vocation, and concern for neighbor. 38d07ead-b2db-466d-b142-6b604ff122b3 Other Faiths Engage the Lutheran practice of welcoming other faith traditions and all people. _f2855f44-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 3.2 baa522d4-b672-4abb-93e2-9cc2efb39f17 Spiritual Growth Encourage spiritual growth and faith development. _f2855fee-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 3.3 75283dd4-84de-4f54-821c-5fa1e021aa11 Service Prepare students to serve our campus, our community and our world. _f2856084-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 3.4 ec1f9d25-feb0-448c-bb38-09d81475e1aa Faith and Freedom Intentionally connect the freedom we enjoy to engage in discussion of faith with the obligation we feel to do so. _f2856138-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 3.5 f244fceb-718b-4d22-9bea-2f34c8e34d98 Educational Opportunities Expand Educational Opportunities _f28561d8-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 4 Non-Campus Based Learning Develop a comprehensive strategy for non-campus based learning. _f2856282-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 4.1 9f85b689-8067-4304-a8de-8e44418d9835 Advanced Degree Programs Determine the appropriateness of the College in providing advanced degree programs. _f2856340-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 4.2 8730eb75-9030-4ed0-b0ce-a325b177d1c7 Academic Expansion Expand academic programs that fit the College’s mission. _f28563ea-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 4.3 46682981-d917-48f8-b442-575994532bee Continuing Education Expand significantly continuing education opportunities in credit and non-credit learning opportunities. _f285649e-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 4.4 e30ab1ac-4290-4a39-b5a9-f2519713203e Revenue-Generating Assets Find creative ways to utilize our revenue-generating assets to expand opportunities for the broader community that are consistent with the mission of the College. _f285655c-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 4.5 720e84fe-1a13-4b83-95cf-2e16effa325d Constituent Relationships Intensify relationships with constituent groups. _f285661a-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 5 Participation Provide numerous opportunities for Augustana’s varied constituencies to participate in the life of the College. _f28566d8-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 5.1 b74cfbf8-8523-4719-9b82-025dc54b88ac Collaborative Efforts Create synergistic collaborative efforts with community resources, businesses, churches and agencies that enhance all aspects of life on campus and in the community. _f28567d2-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 5.2 Sioux Falls Businesses Sioux Falls Churches Sioux Falls Agencies 8f8af4ac-b942-40b1-a870-960f4f2da21b Congregational Life Be a mission to the church by offering services and programs that enhance congregational life. _f2856890-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 5.3 c8e6f763-8d8b-4f1d-be59-32a226aa8094 Center of Discourse Become the center of intellectual, spiritual, cultural and political discourse in the city and the region. _f285694e-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 5.4 Sioux Falls, South Dakota Southeastern South Dakota Region b426b8d1-2c01-4fba-97cd-697f18dee6dd Support and Kindness Demonstrate commitment to the value of all persons through caring support and acts of kindness _f2856a2a-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 5.5 8e313171-1d08-4487-ae86-5b98f6eb9a22 Culture Continue to build and strengthen the culture which focuses on providing a substantive and creative learning experience for all. _f2856ae8-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 6 Student Qualifications Attract highly qualified students to maintain and gradually elevate the academic quality of entering classes. _f2856bb0-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 6.1 0cec7cea-d9a9-4038-9314-989b7544659a Student Retention Improve retention of returning students by admitting the right students and providing a living/learning experience which meets their needs while challenging them to grow and mature. _f2856c96-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 6.2 9645d279-30fb-43f6-8ac0-27fa8cd06cb8 Faculty Recruit and develop faculty who are excellent teachers, scholars and committed to liberal arts education. _f2856d5e-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 6.3 ea3fb4bb-6766-4186-91bc-db8a25688e66 Compensation Fund a total compensation package that will position salaries in the top 25% of ELCA colleges and universities. _f2856e30-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 6.4 a2114fb4-56be-4f08-9d60-5fd9300c6542 Professional Development Provide professional development that will impart the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for all employees to perform their responsibilities with excellence. _f2856f16-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 6.5 9554dc71-af73-4ebc-b29a-d91142a0e612 Performance Criteria Establish clear performance criteria for faculty, administrators and support staff and provide consistent feedback. _f2856fe8-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 6.6 4587b649-120a-4523-ac69-ace48301c7b1 Organizational Structure and Culture Develop an organizational structure and a culture of trust that will enable orderly decision making and clear communication. _f28570ba-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 6.7 269b640f-d286-41f1-bc54-4a1defc560f3 Demographics Seek students, faculty, and administrative and support staff who mirror the changing minority demographics of Sioux Falls and the region. _f28571aa-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 6.8 58ce6c37-b9ee-46e5-8883-7846d1e18e51 Fiscal Stability and Resource Stewardship Ensure fiscal stability and resource stewardship to support the mission of the College. _f285727c-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 7 Parameters and Targets Identify key institutional parameters and targets to measure financial stability. _f2857358-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 7.1 451bb27f-16a2-4b99-a081-27fbb6163b3a Capital Budget Develop a long-term capital budget that addresses the issues of facility needs and equipment procurement, preventative maintenance and repair. _f2857452-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 7.2 d6a40e8f-c95f-45ad-959b-d8eae5aac343 Endowment Develop an endowment of 175 million dollars to ensure the long-term stability of the College, maximize new opportunities within our mission and provide excellence in everything we do. _f285752e-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 7.3 4b2c7fa8-882f-4f75-b679-002755460695 Annual Revenues Enhance annual revenues to support the mission of the College. _f285760a-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 7.4 fe18ce9a-decf-4de3-9263-b22a82b74cb4 Donor Development Provide a broad-based, strategic program of continuing donor development to achieve annual financial goals, grow the endowment and support campaign activities for articulated projects. _f285770e-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 7.5 da0649ff-585c-4790-b8e4-90f2247da202 Investment Provide an ambitious but realistic program of financial investment to achieve fiscal goals. _f28577f4-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 7.6 4a0a339e-e8b1-44a6-9c89-b2f0c7caaba8 Joy Celebrate the joy of Augustana. _f28578da-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 8 Value Assemble evidence that demonstrates the value of the Augustana experience. _f28579e8-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 8.1 067046c7-5ae3-4bf1-8873-fbac9691311f Promotion Promote the enduring worth of an Augustana education. _f2857ad8-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 8.2 3328830f-2c5e-4612-8e0a-1202417ffb57 Marketing Plan Create and execute a comprehensive marketing plan for the College. _f2857bbe-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 8.3 362ab7ff-c9f8-41a3-b5fc-592c06ec411a New Populations Target new populations to expand the geographical influence and brand image of the College. _f2857cd6-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 8.4 7a986654-483d-471c-8e86-d4fb5871429c Accomplishments Proudly proclaim the academic and co-curricular accomplishments of students, faculty and alumni. _f2857dc6-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 8.5 Augustana College Students Augustana College Faculty Augustana College Alumni e47bf743-efda-4f64-a5f5-54b6b15a1432 Unique Gifts and Sense of Community Recognize the unique gifts and sense of community fostered by the students, employees, alumni and supporters of the College. _f2857ec0-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 8.6 Augustana College Students Augustana College Employees Augustana College Alumni Augustana College Supporters ae4b8a15-70db-4b98-8952-df8c21cfe760 Environment Foster beauty and sustainability in our environment. _f2857fd8-c194-11e1-b82c-a4e150e1aa0e 8.7 930d4bcf-4569-40ee-9ef3-524f061d924e 2007-05-30 2012-06-28 Owen Ambur Submit error.