Our Mission: The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit university animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share its way of proceeding. The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share its life.
Our Vision: The University of Scranton will be boldly driven by a shared commitment to excellence. We will provide a superior, transformational learning experience, preparing students who, in the words of Jesuit founder St. Ignatius Loyola, will “set the world on fire.”
Our Institutional Student Learning Outcomes: Graduates of The University of Scranton will move beyond the possession of the intellectual and practical skills that form the basis of professional competence and inspired by The Magis possess the knowledge and ability to address the most significant questions, engaging their colleagues successfully and ethically, and advancing towards positions of leadership in their chosen field of study. Furthermore, our graduates will, through their experience of cura personalis, demonstrate that they are persons of character and women and men for and with others, through their devotion to the spiritual and corporal welfare of other human beings and by their special commitment to the pursuit of social justice and the common good of the entire human community.
Upon completion of their program of study, students will be able to:
- Develop and use the intellectual and practical competencies that are the foundation of personal and professional development and lifelong learning including oral and written communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical analysis and reasoning, and technological competency and information literacy
- Exhibit broad knowledge of the human condition, understanding the world in its physical and natural aspects, as well as the philosophical and theological basis for modern thought, faith and belief.
- Demonstrate competence in their chosen field of study, using the knowledge and ability to address the most significant questions, and advancing towards positions of leadership.
- Employ their knowledge and intellect to address situations in a way that demonstrates a devotion to the spiritual and corporal welfare of other human beings and by a special commitment to the pursuit of social justice and the common good of the entire human community.
To see program learning outcomes please visit the assessment webpage at scranton.edu/academics/provost/institutional-effectiveness/assessment-documents.shtml.
These competency areas are also cornerstones of general education. The University’s general education goals are further articulated in the document, The General Education Program
Our Strategic Plan: As we move forward into a new decade, The University of Scranton embraces five bold, transformational strategic goals. Grounded in our mission, this new Strategic Plan will guide our University community as we navigate changes, challenges, and opportunities for the coming five years, though we believe its impact will be felt well beyond.
No doubt, the 2020 Strategic Plan is lofty in its aspirations, and we launch it in a time of unprecedented change for higher education. But we know that together we will achieve concrete outcomes that will positively impact the lives of our students, our campus community, and our broader Scranton family.
Relatedly, the University has embarked on an ambitious and collaborative effort to ensure its financial future through the Comprehensive Resource Review Process. This multi-year effort is guided by core goals that speak to the University’s aspirations both to reduce expenses and to grow revenue.
Read about the Strategic Plan here: scranton.edu/strategicplan
Volume 106, June 2021
The University of Scranton
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510-4699