|Vision 2015: Excellence at Anna Maria College is AMC’s current Strategic Plan. It expands upon Vision 2012, which was approved by the Board of Trustees in 2007. Vision 2015 was adopted by the Board of Trustees on October 30, 2010 after a thorough review and a development process that engaged the entire college community.
Summary of Strategic Plan 2015
Vision 2015 retains the College’s five primary goals set forth in the prior version. New strategies and critical outcomes were developed reflecting both the successes of the past few years and the challenges of the future. The following is a summary of some of the key elements of Vision 2015: Excellence at Anna Maria College.
Goal One: To strengthen and promote the College’s commitment to its mission and values
- Increase the awareness and understanding of the history, tradition and values of the Sisters of St. Anne.
- Develop a deeper and richer understanding of the College’s mission and history and the Catholic intellectual tradition.
- Create and sustain a college community that encourages and models diversity in faculty, staff and students and is welcoming to all.
- Develop the College’s campus ministry services and programs to meet the needs of the community, especially the students.
- Develop curricular and co-curricular programs and services that reflect and model the College’s tradition and values and its commitment to service, justice and a sustainable environment.
Goal Two: To develop the College’s reputation and standing as a leading Catholic center of higher learning
Goal Three: To increase the College’s enrollment of students who are ready to be active members of our learning community
Goal Four: To enhance public awareness, understanding and visibility of the College
Goal Five: To secure the necessary resources to support the goals of the College
Strategic Plan Progress
Growing in Strength Through Outstanding Accomplishments
The Strategic Plan, Vision 2015: Excellence at Anna Maria College expanded upon the strategic vision established in 2007 and continues to serve as a guide for all of the tremendous growth and development that is occurring at Anna Maria College. In keeping with the mission and goals of the Plan, many outstanding accomplishments have begun to transform AMC and help shape its future.
To date, the Anna Maria team has moved the College’s agenda forward by:
Strengthening Catholic Tradition through Growing Enrollment through Expanding the Campus through Enlivening Academics through Expanding Resources and Supporting Sustainability through
In October, 2008, the Board of Trustees formally adopted the College’s new Master Plan. The Master Plan was developed to project the future development of the campus to meet the needs of our intended expansion and to reflect our goals and values as a College.
The Master Plan was designed with several key principles in mind:
Reclaim the heart of the campus: This establishes a pedestrian priority zone in the center of the campus and emphasizes the pastoral and aesthetic beauty of the campus;
Energize student life on campus: The focus of every aspect of the plan is our students and the needs of our students in and out of the classroom, as residents and commuters;
Maximize the transformational qualities of new investments: This means that the plan preserves existing buildings, only adds new buildings as necessary, and invests in renovations and expansions to meet the needs of the College;
Address issues of sustainability: AMC is a member of ACUPCC (American College and University Presidents Climate Committee) and, as such, is committed to sustainability and environmental issues.
The first phase of implementing the plan has several priorities. First, the College needs to address infrastructure issues to support the planned growth. Second, the College will need to expand its residence hall capacity to accommodate the ever-increasing student population. Third, the College will work to implement the proposed roadway and parking plan to create a safe and more amenable campus for our students. Finally, addressing sustainability issues in existing and new buildings will remain central to our plans.
Summary of Master Plan Accomplishments
While accomplishing all of the goals of the Master Plan will take a number of years, to date, AMC has:
Growing Enrollment through Expanding the Campus through Enlivening Academics through Expanding Resources and Supporting Sustainability through
Expanding the Campus through Enlivening Academics through Expanding Resources and Supporting Sustainability through
Enlivening Academics through