Academic Strategic Plan

When implemented, the 2011 Academic Affairs Strategic Plan will allow Heidelberg University to grow and prosper. The University’s academic reputation will be enhanced as will the student experience. Enrollment will increase to the point that budgets will be balanced, and the University’s financial position will be strengthened. This will create a campuswide ethos of optimism, success, and pride.

  1. Heidelberg will be a stellar example of what is means to integrate the liberal arts and professional preparation
    1. Prioritize faculty and administrative support lines
    2. Evaluate programs for currency, relevancy, and efficacy
    3. Develop new programs or revise existing programs
    4. Maintain current professional accreditations – CAATE, CACREP, NCATE, NASM
    5. Achieve ACBSP accreditation by 2015
    6. Achieve reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association by 2015
  2. Heidelberg will prepare students to be global citizens
    1. Develop an international component to select existing programs
    2. Strengthen our relationships with our partners in China and Germany
    3. Grow international student population 10% per year for next 3 years.
  3. Heidelberg will create relationships with centers of commerce and creativity
    1. Use these relationships to create learning experiences where in-class and out-of-class learning is seamless and continuous
    2. Increase experiential learning opportunities regionally, nationally, and internationally
  4. Heidelberg will be welcoming and student centered
    1. All campus community members participate in aiding student success
    2. All campus community members assist in recruiting and retaining students
    3. Broaden the University’s recruiting base to include more: out-of-state students, adults, community college graduates, veterans, international students, and transfers
    4. Grow traditional undergraduate enrollment by 20% by 2015, which would be approximately 1300 full-time undergraduate students