Magnus College is committed to providing an education that enables students to
pursue the truth in all of its dimensions and is practical in its
application. To continue to realize this
mission, which is grounded in the Dominican values of study, community, service
and spirituality, the College will accomplish the following five strategic
students to succeed personally and professionally through
the development of academic programs in high-demand fields supported by a
foundation in the liberal arts.
student access and success through effective uses of
technology, the development of flexibly delivered academic programs, and
the implementation of high-impact practices.
the College’s capacity to provide academic programs that leverage advances
in digital technologies by developing a multi-use Digital
Media Communication and Arts Education Center.
the College community through the expansion and enhancement of athletic
a diverse, inclusive learning environment by
recruiting and retaining students, faculty, and staff who reflect the
demographic changes occurring in American society.
College will undertake the following course of action to realize these
Commit to the
Development of In-Demand and High-Impact Academic Programs
students to succeed personally and professionally through the development of
academic programs in high-demand fields supported by a foundation in the
- Invest in academic programs (new and existing) that will
become signature programs for the College with emphasis on professional
credentialing. Programs the College will
establish include: B.S. and M.S. in Accounting, M.S. in Criminal Justice, an
undergraduate program in Early Childhood Education, a program in Health Care
Management, programs in Digital Media and Digital Humanities, and five-year
Bachelor to Master programs.
- Insure the quality and currency of the academic program
portfolio through systematic market analysis and data driven assessment.
- Develop for consideration at least two new academic program
proposals for licensure in a high-demand field each academic year.
Innovative and Distinctive Delivery of Academic Services
Enhance student access and success through effective uses of
technology, the development of flexibly delivered academic programs, and the
implementation of high-impact practices.
- Deliver academic programs in flexible modalities in the
Division of Professional and Graduate Studies to enable students to take them
online, in a blended format, or both.
- Expand course delivery options in the Traditional
- Expand the use of high-impact practices, opportunities for
experiential learning, and implementation of best practices in blended and
online teaching and learning across programs through the Center for Teaching
and Learning Excellence.
- Promote student success and retention by insuring that
students have the support services necessary to enable them to participate
fully in student life in the classroom, on campus, and online.
- Pursue community partnerships to increase opportunities for
students to engage in service learning and internships, including opportunities
for international community service and study.
- Empower students to develop programming and student
organizations that enhance their intellectual and spiritual development and
capacity for civic engagement.
- Develop a grant acquisitions process to identify
opportunities, complete applications, and manage grant funds for grants that
contribute to making college accessible, enabling students to succeed
academically, and preparing students to enter high-demand fields.
Capacity for Technological Innovation and Human Creativity
Expand the College’s capacity to provide academic programs
that leverage advances in digital technologies by developing a multi-use
Digital Media Communication and Arts Education Center.
- Build capacity to house multi-purpose instructional spaces
for digital media communication and arts programming.
- Identify funding sources to repurpose existing space or to
construct an appropriate facility.
- Design facilities to support programming that will
contribute to making Albertus Magnus College a destination campus.
Strengthen the College community through the expansion and
enhancement of athletic programs.
- Leverage athletic programs to increase enrollment and enrich
campus life; use the College's sports to promote student engagement and foster
- Expand on success of Division Three athletic teams to
provide an environment supportive of student-athletes.
- Promote the Mary Benevento Endowed Fund for Athletics to
grow endowment and support special projects for the Athletics Department.
Inclusive and Diverse Community
Promote a diverse, inclusive learning environment by
recruiting and retaining a student body, faculty, and staff that reflect the
demographic changes occurring in American society.
- Develop dynamic models of enrollment management that attract
expanding student markets such as Veterans, Latinos, and community college
- Enhance partnerships with the Connecticut Community Colleges
to identify emerging student interests, to collaborate in academic program
development, to improve academic advisement, and to support a seamless transfer
- Track demographic trends, identify emergent student
populations, and determine if the College should develop targeted recruitment
and retention strategies for those populations.
- Identify and implement best practices for the recruitment
and retention of a diverse faculty, staff, and administration.
- Provide appropriate support to students with special needs,
English language learners, and students who require mental health counseling.
- Develop student life activities and events that are of value
and accessible to students across all programs.
- Develop programming to enrich the larger New Haven
community, such as information sessions on college readiness, public lectures,
and sessions on career transition; and target specific organizations in the
community to offer these services.
- Cultivate and promote a campus culture grounded in the
Dominican values of study community, service, and spirituality.
To achieve these goals, the College will adhere to the
following supporting commitments.
Practice Responsible Financial Stewardship
Institutional Advancement will focus on the growth of the
endowment, particularly to support academic program development and
institutional support for financial aid.
Administration and Finance will help to identify and secure alternative
revenue sources, evaluate existing programs, and expand attention and
development of ongoing greening initiatives.
Awareness and Appreciation of an Albertus Education
will develop and implement a comprehensive marketing plan that will inform
prospective students, benefactors, and other stakeholders about the nature and
value of an Albertus education and the specific programs and opportunities the
Technology Services will help to identify and implement information technology
solutions to promote student accessibility to an Albertus education, promote
best practices in the use of information technology resources to realize
pedagogical goals, foster effective college-wide communication, and provide
institutional data to inform institutional decision-making.
Let’s make strategic investments in Albertus!
Statement and Six Guiding Principles
The mission of Albertus Magnus College is to provide men and women with
an education that promotes the search for truth in all its dimensions and is
practical in its application. Founded by
the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Albertus Magnus College, faithful to its
Catholic heritage and the Judeo-Christian tradition, remains dedicated to
providing an opportunity for learning which responds to the academic needs and
ethical challenges of its students and society.
(Updated and Approved by the Board of Trustees 2012)
The mission of Albertus Magnus College derives from the
intellectual tradition of the Dominican Order whose essential charism is the
search for truth (Veritas). Reflective of the dedication and
commitment to service of our founder and sponsor, we at Albertus assume
responsibility for the fulfillment of our particular service as an academic
community. Principles which guide our
mission and purpose include the following:
- The College embraces the Liberal Arts tradition
and is committed to a vibrant curriculum, including a general education program
that is both scholarly and humanistically enlarging.
- The College encourages students to participate
in academic internships, practica and relevant work experiences as preparation
for meaningful careers.
- The College strives to bring together a richly
diverse student body and cultivates an atmosphere of mutual respect and ethical
- The College fosters close, positive interaction
between faculty and students, thereby offering broad opportunities for
challenge and growth.
- The College provides an educational environment
dedicated to enhancing each student’s development, both as an individual and as
a member of society.
- The College prepares students to become
responsible, productive citizens and lifelong learners, encouraging them to
contribute to their communities and to become moral leaders in a complex
Approved by the Board
March 21, 2003
Albertus 2020: A Strategic Path for the 21st Century (Printable Version)