Admission + Financial Aid Staffs Big Questions Session

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Strategic Plan – Big Questions (PC200) – Admission + Financial Aid Staffs – 5/18/2017, 9:30 am

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Q1: If Providence College were to be best known for one thing only within the next 10-20 years, what should it be?

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 “Providence College will be known as the premier Catholic Institution providing academic excellence with 100% placement and no educational debt for all graduates”

  • 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0
  • Meet 100% of need for every student
  • 100% job placement with no debt upon graduation
  • Community service in payment for student loans
  • Cristo Ray model – connect students with employers – employers help defray financial aid – similar to work study but money goes directly to tuition
  • Academic excellence – to be perceived as a nationally recognized Catholic and Dominican College
  • Experiential programs
  • Premier national Catholic academic institution
  • Continue to build on strong Friar Family and Alumni Collection – may lead to higher Career Placement and increased fundraising for goal of meeting 100% need
  • Do not want to limit ourselves as “primarily undergraduate liberal arts” college. What long term effect will Business school growth have on Liberal Arts?

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Q2: What should the College be doing in the next 10-20 years that it isn’t doing today?

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 Q3: If you had $100M+ new dollars to spend, how would you spend it?

  • 13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0
  • Meet full need!
  • Convert loans to grants for Pell-eligible students
  • No application fee for first gen students
  • New first year residence hall
  • Change LAH scholarships to % of total cost of attendance, as opposed to only tuition
  • Add full engineering degree
  • Add communications degree
  • Add “centers” or signature academic programs (e.g., global citizenship)
  • Overnight programs for all students, not just multicultural
  • Maternity/Paternity leave for employees
  • Reimbursement for grad programs outside of PC
  • Welcome and admission center – full service
  • More assistance for acute needs, like international students’ travel
  • Consider and meet increased costs
  • No more need aware for internat’l students, or more aid for internat’l
  • Neighborhood economic development
  • More attractive, “modern” courses
  • Stipends for unpaid internships
  • More “benefits” for outsourced campus workers (e.g., Sodexho, ABM)
  • Seminar for faculty teaching DWC – learn from each other

14 Leave a comment on paragraph 14 0 Q4: What should be the most important measure or indicator of the College’s success? Why?

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Source: http://library.providence.edu/fhertr/index.php/admission-financial-aid-staffs-big-questions-session/