Strategy Pillar 1 – Strengthening The Huntington University Experience

Today's Environment: 

Huntington University (HU) currently provides a positive and distinctive student education and engagement experience resulting in high student retention, graduation, and job securement rates that exceed benchmarks. Students and stakeholders frequently cite the “HU campus community culture,” Christ centered mission, excellent faculty, caring environment and engaging culture as key attributes of the unique HU Experience. It is important for student recruitment and retention that Huntington University intentionally seek to maintain HU Experiences that are key strengths, improve in strategic opportunity areas, and adapt as the needs of current and future students change.

Preferred Future: 

Huntington University sees future students desiring the strengths that have historically made HU distinctive in addition to an environment that is increasingly provides real life career experiences and pathways to great jobs. Among the many areas of excellence within an enhanced HU Experience will be:

The overall HU Experience will be further advanced by improvements in such areas as contemporary facility and campus upgrades, dining and food choices, lounge spaces, and technology as support needs and student expectations change and increase.

Objectives: 

  1. Align departments and services across disciplines and functions to provide high levels of in-major applied learning experiences, internships, and as applicable, collaborative research projects, publication and presentation of scholarship and entrepreneurial opportunities.
  2. Provide best in class support systems for students to obtain in-major jobs or graduate school admission.
  3. Systematically review student, faculty, and staff satisfaction data identifying and addressing the most important continuous improvement areas.
  4. Prioritize capital investment allocations that support the highest needed HU Experience facility improvements.

Recommended Success Indicators: 

Measurements of Success: