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Strategic Plan for 2018–2023

Renewing our purpose. Broadening our impact.

Concise Mission Statement

St. John Fisher College is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship in a student-centered educational environment. The College is guided by its liberal arts tradition and its Catholic heritage, as expressed in the motto of its founders, the Basilian Fathers: “teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” Fisher engages individuals in lives of intellectual inquiry, professional integrity, and civic responsibility, where diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.

(adopted by The Board of Trustees, June 2012)

All College Learning Outcomes

Inquiry and Analysis

Fisher students will engage in the systematic process of exploring issues, concepts, and artifacts through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed discussions, conclusions, and actions, and they will incorporate these methodologies and habits into their approaches to problem solving.

Ethical Reasoning

Fisher students will acquire the theoretical knowledge and problem-solving skills necessary to discern the ethical aspects of a situation so that they will produce ethically justifiable positions and take the necessary steps to act morally in academic, personal, and professional contexts.

Written, Oral, and Visual Communication

Fisher students will be able to communicate effectively and persuasively with diverse audiences, for many purposes, using a variety of methods, technologies, and means of composing.

Citizenship and Civic Engagement

Fisher students will be prepared to be active participants in a democracy by applying classroom knowledge to community collaborations.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Fisher students will understand the sociocultural, historical, and political underpinnings of inequality and injustice, and they will acquire skills and knowledge that will enable them to work effectively across human difference in their personal and professional lives.

Content and Discourse of Field

Fisher students will be grounded in one or more disciplines and will be able to understand and apply the methods and tools of those disciplines to solve problems and to understand a field’s relationship to their modes of inquiry.

Collaboration and Leadership

Fisher students will partner with others, in roles varying from team member to leader, to identify, address, and solve complex problems in a constructive and positive manner.

Integrative and Applied Learning

Fisher students will integrate knowledge and skills gained in curricular and co-curricular experiences to synthesize and apply these abilities to novel and/or complex situations.