In the midst of unprecedented change in higher education, our community affirms this strategic plan to strengthen our place among exceptional colleges and universities. The greatest resource for our plan is our shared sense of mission: that we are an academic community rooted in a Reformed understanding of Jesus Christ; that we believe a Calvin education can guide students aspiring to the transformational work of renewing this broken world; that we are a liberal arts college with distinctive professional and graduate programs; that we are dedicated both to great teaching and significant scholarship; and that we believe passionately in preparing global citizens to live and work in a diverse and interconnected world. From this shared mission our community forged a vision to guide us through this decade.
The ongoing dynamism of our global context and disruption in higher education challenge us to use the next five years to prepare for the balance of the century. Our vision is simple and powerful: to ensure learning excellence for all members of our community by renewing our commitment to Calvin College's mission for generations to come. Key to our success will be our commitment to make demonstrable progress in our effort to strengthen, support and secure long-held commitments to teaching, scholarship, community, diversity and partnering on a sustainable operational foundation.