SPCS Strategic Plan: 2017-2022

The SPCS Strategic Plan consists of three elements: Strategic Themes, Goals and Initiatives. Part of the planning process also allowed us to assess our mission and values.

The plan and its elements are informed by the School’s mission, vision and values, but the mission, vision and values were in turn influenced by the strategic planning process. As a result, the updated mission, vision and values are integrated into the Strategic Plan, but they represent constants that are external to the plan itself and part of the School’s culture.

Our MISSION tells us why we do what we do.

We enrich lives and careers for the 21st century.

Our VISION tells us what we seek to accomplish.

SPCS aspires to be an exemplar of continuing education for working professionals and lifelong learners in the Richmond region and a top choice for those seeking transformative learning experiences.

Our VALUES tell us how we do what we do.

Our values both reflect our culture and guide our interactions. They are guided by an ethos of care that anticipates excellence. Our values include Care, Collaboration, Diversity, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Learning and Responsiveness. More than a list of words, our values collectively build and support a culture focused on transformation, collaboration, communication and diversity.

Read more about the strategic plan below, or review the printable version.

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Goal 1

Ensure focused, mission-aligned offerings across three student-centered categories: Degree programs, professional education and lifelong learning.

Student-Centered Alignment
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Goal 2

Align and leverage SPCS and University assets to develop programming that meets the needs of the Richmond community.

Meet RVA Community's Needs
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Goal 3

Encourage experimentation and innovation in SPCS to enhance students’ learning experience and educational outcomes.

Enhance Experiences & Outcome
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Goal 4

Integrate programs, services, and educational offerings with those of the University and of the other schools at UR to best meet the needs of students and the Richmond community.

Integrate Across the University
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Goal 5

Build and strengthen relationships with key strategic partners representing key SPCS focus areas to increase access to SPCS for new students.

Build Strategic Relationships