A. Foster the development and integration of competence, conscience, and compassion.
- Student learning in the undergraduate Core Curriculum as evidenced in Pathways papers, reflections on experiential learning for social justice, and other student work.
- Student learning in undergraduate majors and graduate programs as evidenced in capstone projects, theses, and other student work.
- Student discernment and pursuit of their vocations as evidenced in National Survey of Student Engagement data, surveys of recent graduates, and study of undergraduate Community of Scholars.
- Effectiveness of programs and structures that support interdisciplinary learning, collaborative scholarship, and engagement with the poor and disempowered.
- Participation in other experiences that cultivate active and integrated learning such as community-based learning placements, immersion trips, local field trips, and internships.
- Involvement of undergraduate and graduate students in the three Centers of Distinction.
B. Ensure successful implementation of the undergraduate Core Curriculum.
- Additional tenure-stream faculty positions that support understaffed Core areas.
- Reduced class sizes in sequenced Foundations courses.
- Adoption of more active teaching and learning methods.
C. Establish Santa Clara as a national and international leader in theological study and scholarship.
- Faculty contributions to religious studies and theology through presentations, publications, awards, and leadership roles in the profession.
- Increased enrollment at the Jesuit School of Theology.
- Increased faculty and student participation in international organizations devoted to the study of religion.
- Increased collaboration between faculty from the Jesuit School of Theology and the Religious Studies Department in teaching, scholarship, and programs.
D. Advance the University’s mission and identity as a Jesuit, Catholic university.
- Formation programs, seminars, retreats and other means for faculty, staff, and students to deepen their understanding of the Jesuit mission and Catholic identity of the University.
- Service to the wider Catholic community, including both the local and the global Church.
- Teaching, scholarship, and programming that promote interreligious dialogue with diverse communities.
- Evidence of interreligious understanding from the National Survey of Student Engagement, Cooperative Institutional Research Program, and other national surveys.
E. Increase our standing among Jesuit and Catholic universities.
- U.S. News and World Report rankings of American universities.
- Rankings of U.S. professional schools.
- National university data from the National Survey of Student Engagement, Cooperative Institutional Research Program, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, and other sources.