Goal 1: Innovative and Interdisciplinary Academic Program Development
Monday, February 13 | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | University Center Chancellor's Suite
Goal 1 of Seton Hall’s strategic plan focuses on providing a distinctive and rigorous education in the liberal arts tradition that also informs curated professional and graduate programs and provides all students the education to become adaptable, imaginative, resilient, ethical and successful individuals.
- Highlighted the University's investments in undergraduate research, globalization and educational technology
- Provided an update on the new College of Human Development, Culture, and Media
- Presented on the importance of innovative, collaborative program development and touch on some the many, exciting new program faculty are proposing
- Discussed the vital work ahead of the University: finishing the compensation study, continued faculty hiring, new Academies and other changes to improve academic quality and distinction
- Edmund Adjapong, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Educational Studies
- Doug Cantelmo, Assistant Director of International Programs
- Lisa DeLuca, Assistant Dean of Public Services, Associate Professor of Seton Hall Libraries
- Sharon Ince, Interim Assistant Dean of Information Technology and Collection Services; Associate Professor Seton Hall University Libraries
- Christine Lhowe, Assistant Professor of Art and Design in the College of Communication and the Arts
- Youssef Yacoubi, Ph.D., Director of the Arabic Studies Program
Goal 2: Promoting Academic Quality: Growth in Research Grants/Faculty Development
and Preparing for Middle States
Tuesday, February 14 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | University Center Chancellor's Suite
Goal 2 of Seton Hall’s strategic plan focuses on supporting faculty in strengthening academic quality, advancing research and scholarship, and enhancing interdisciplinarity, equity and inclusion.
This session focused on trends in advancing grants and graduate research and faculty development and included a status briefing on Middle States and from the co-chairs of the Goal 2 Implementation Committee on Seton Hall’s accomplishments in Goal 2 to date. A panel of those engaged in the implementation of Goal 2 also answered audience questions.
- John Buschman, Associate Provost for Research and Innovation and Dean of University Libraries
- Lisa Deluca, Assistant Dean of the Libraries
- Luisa Chainferber ’21/M.B.A. ’23, Graduate Student, Stillman School of Business
- Nancy Enright, Ph.D., Professor of English and Director of the Core
- Leigh Onimus, J.D., Associate Dean of Undergraduate Assessment and External Relations, Stillman School of Business; Co-Chair of the Middle States Steering Committee
Goal 3: Student Retention and Success: Where We Were, Where We Are and Where We Are
Wednesday, February 15 | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | University Center Chancellor’s Suite
Goal 3 of Seton Hall’s strategic plan focuses on creating a student experience that is equitable and consistent, enhances student support and retention, and prepares students to be impactful global citizens.
Attendees received a status briefing from the co-chairs of the Goal 3 Implementation Committee on Seton Hall’s accomplishments in five main areas so far: the affordability agenda, academic interventions and outcomes, student engagement, career services and graduate student support. A panel of those engaged in the implementation of Goal 3 answered questions and received feedback on the additional areas of opportunity and prioritization for Goal 3.
- Connie Beale, Director of Institutional Research
- Matthew Corrigan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work
- Brandon Larmore, Director of RISE and Compass Lead
- Winston Roberts, Assistant Vice President of Student Services
- Jorge Rivera, Director of Career Center
- Kelly Shea, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center
Goal 4: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Where We Were and Where We Are Going
Thursday, February 16 | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | University Center Chancellor’s Suite
Goal 4 of Seton Hall’s strategic plan focuses on further cultivating and nurturing a trusting and collaborative Seton Hall community that educates and empowers all its members to advance equity, inclusion and social justice on campus and in the wider world.
Attendees received a status briefing from the co-chairs of the Goal 4 Implementation Committee on Seton Hall’s accomplishments so far. A panel of those engaged in the implementation of Goal 4 answered questions and received feedback on the additional areas of opportunity and prioritization for Goal 4.
- Jared Best, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work
- Lori Brown, J.D., Chief Equity, Diversity and Compliance Officer
- Jessica Cottrell, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Biological Sciences
- Juergen Heinrichs, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History
- Ghana Hylton, Director, Business Affairs and Scheduling and Operations
- Majid Whitney, M.S.W., Assistant Vice President and Dean, Campus Inclusion and Community
Goal 5: Fiscal Recovery and Sustainability
Friday, February 17 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | University Center Chancellor’s Suite
Goal 5 of Seton Hall’s strategic plan focuses on advancing institutional sustainability by creating a nimble, responsive and innovative operational infrastructure and by making strategic investments in people, programs and partnerships to ensure that Seton Hall can achieve its mission for current and future generations of students.
Attendees received a status briefing from the co-chairs of the Goal 5 Implementation Committee on Seton Hall’s accomplishments so far. A panel of those engaged in the implementation of Goal 5 answered questions and received feedback on the additional areas of opportunity and prioritization for Goal 5.
- Anthony Bellucci, Associate Vice President, Alumni Engagement and Philanthropy
- Sandra Henao, Associate Vice President for Finance
- Pegeen Hopkins, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Communications and Brand, Division of University Relations
- Victoria Pivovarnick, Director of Capital Planning and Project Management
Mission: Catholic Identity and Mission: Don't MISS it!
Friday, February 17 | 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. | University Center Chancellor’s Suite
As part of the Strategic Planning process, members of the Strategic Planning Committee intentionally chose to weave objectives in support of advancing Seton Hall’s Catholic educational mission throughout the plan to ensure that responsibility for maintaining Seton Hall’s mission is shared by all members of the University community. Additionally, Harvest Our Treasure’s Guiding Principles serve as a foundation upon which to reach Seton Hall’s Academic Vision as an academically distinguished Catholic university with a national reputation for educating a diverse student body through the liberal arts and sciences and select professional programs that are infused with the Catholic intellectual tradition.
Attendees heard about the University Statement on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and next steps being considered, and received a briefing on key initiatives that enhance Catholic identity and mission across the University. A panel of those engaged in these crucial initiatives offered comments and answered questions on mission opportunities and priorities.
- Linda Garofalo, Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership
- Minsun Lee, Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology Department
- Rev. Brian Muzas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Diplomacy; Co-chair, Standing Committee on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
- Patrick Manning, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
Chat with the Co-Chairs
Friday, February 17 | 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | University Center Chancellor’s Suite
The Implementation Steering Committee co-chairs, Katia Passerini, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President, and Michele Nelson, Ph.D., Vice President for Board Affairs and University Strategy, hosted round table discussions with interested attendees. Refreshments were served.
Harvest Our Treasures:
Approaching the Homestretch
Spring 2023 Mini-Series
February 13 - 17, 2023
As the University entered the third and final year of the implementation of its strategic plan, Harvest Our Treasures, members of the University community once again had the opportunity to receive updates on its progress and speak with members of the goal implementation teams.
Throughout the week of February 13, goal-focused meetings ran each day, plus a session on Mission-related initiatives. Each session featured:
- Status briefings on the University's specific progress by the Implementation Goal Committee co-chairs for each goal/theme
- Q&A sessions with colleagues actively working on goal implementation, followed by community discussion about areas of impact and opportunities for strategy implementation
The full schedule of events can be found below, along with status reports and session summaries on each goal.
Please contact [email protected] with any questions.