Our Strategic Vision for the 21st Century
The School of Public and International Affairs' faculty recently adopted a 5-year strategic plan to address global challenges while enhancing and expanding the School's historic role in New York City.
The plan calls for a strong commitment to globalization and digital technology, greater support for students in and out of the classroom, and the building and development of administrative programs and a robust infrastructure. It is supported by the key themes below.
The School of Public and International Affairs' strategic plan is as follows:
- Build a large, distinguished undergraduate public affairs program.
- Enhance curriculum through establishment of Master's program in Arts Administration to be housed in the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences.
- Elevate and expand MS in Higher Education Administration through integration with Master of Public Administration program.
- Develop and leverage international programs through engagement of partner institutions and linking courses through distance technologies.
- Revive discussion of SPA's involvement in doctoral education.
- Improve practices in assessment of student learning.
- Improve students' overall quality of life.
- Continue to build partnership base with other universities, school principal development programs, and non-academic institutions.
- Build a first-class research infrastructure.
- Develop a resource base consistent with teaching, research, and community engagement goals.