Strategic Plan 2009-2014

Strategic Goal 4

Construct a Physical Environment That Will Shine as a Model for Liberal Education.

Elmhurst College will provide an exceptional physical setting that fosters the holistic development of students—one that promotes faculty-student interaction, the integration of teaching and research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the development of a mutually supportive learning community. In short, to realize the Elmhurst Experience, our facilities must match our high educational aspirations.

Strategies and Targets

4.1
Renovate and expand the Schaible Science Center to standards appropriate to a nationally known, small-enrollment, 21st-century liberal education college.

Targets

  • Complete the review of the current science center by the end of the 2008-09 academic year. Responsible Areas: Schaible Task Force, Academic Affairs. Financial Impact: Within existing budget.
  • Determine renovation plans and accompanying funding as part of the capital campaign planning, beginning in 2009-10 and continuing through 2014, as needed. Responsible Areas: Academic Affairs, Finance and Administration, Development and Alumni Relations, Schaible Task Force. Financial Impact: 2009 planning within budget plan; high for the overall project.

4.2
Identify specific ways to provide a high-quality environment for the College’s fine and performing arts and begin to implement them.

Target

  • Begin the process of identifying and selecting fine and performing arts facility options in 2010-11. Responsible Areas: Academic Affairs, Finance and Administration, Development and Alumni Relations, College Relations, Marketing. Financial Impact: Within existing budget.

4.3
Evaluate needs and set priorities for maintaining and upgrading existing facilities and infrastructure, consistent with our commitment to environmental sustainability.

Targets

  • Assess physical resource needs as part of the plan’s implementation, beginning in 2009 and continuing through 2014. Responsible Areas: Finance and Administration, Advisory Council on Strategic Planning, Schaible Task Force. Financial Impact: Within existing budgets.
  • Address priority needs that can be financed with existing resources. Responsible Areas: Finance and Administration, Advisory Council on Strategic Planning. Financial Impact: Within existing budgets.
  • Address priority needs that require new resources.  Responsible Areas: Finance and Administration, Development, Advisory Council on Strategic Planning. Financial Impact: Project dependent.

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