Dominican Sisters of Peace SWOT Using Carousel Design

August 23, 2012
Dominican Sisters of Peace
Carousel Design: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT)
President Julia McNamara and Sr. Anne Kilbride, OP
13 Participants


 Strengths

  • Beautiful campus, small and intimate
  • Clear mission with strong sponsorship of the Dominican Sisters of Peace - 1925
  • Strong leadership and dedicated faculty and staff
  • Rich diversity due to outreach to area populations
  • Varied degree programs on varied timelines
  • Growing athletic programs
  • Positive media attention

 Opportunities

  • Meet needs of advanced high school students by offering courses, workshops, etc. on campus (credits toward degree or audit)
  • Uniqueness of offerings - theology, ministry training
  • Realization of family involvement
  • Employment scarcity makes education vital
 
Weaknesses

  • Competition with other area colleges
  • Unsafe neighborhood
  • Need for more teacher education programs
  • Visibility - not well known beyond New Haven area
  • Uncertainty of future funding
 
Threats


  • Economic, financial
  • Neighborhood
  • Competition with larger schools
  • Enrollment decrease

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