Spring Hill College has been actively assessing its operations, mission and opportunities over the past couple of years, and has developed a new strategic plan to lead us into our bicentennial celebration in 2030!

We utilized the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm, and the recommendations from our recent assessments to develop our new strategic plan: Strategic Assessment and Alignment recommendations; Mission Priority Examen recommendations; Universal Apostolic Preferences from the Society of Jesus; Academic Program recommendations and the Fall 2021 Strategic Plan initiatives. All Spring Hill College constituents were invited to participate in the planning process that will begin on October 31, 2023 with planning sessions. Please see the timeline below for the development of the Strategic Plan.

Over the past several months, every non-academic department on campus completed a Strategic Assessment and Alignment (SAA) report focused on cost savings, revenue generation, workflow efficiencies, challenges, recommendations and opportunities. The President’s Advisory Council (PAC) reviewed all reports from June through October, and provided recommendations. These recommendations will be reviewed as potential initiatives to prioritize as part of the Strategic Plan. The SAA department template reports were designed based on the Academic Report card process, that will also be integrated into the Strategic Planning process.


Below is the timeline for the Strategic Planning process:

  • 10/24/23 – Open forum during Common Hour to review the Strategic Planning process, including documents on website, process for developing the Strategic Plan, and a high level report out from the Board of Trustees Meeting.
  • 10/31/23 from 12:15-1:15 in Gautrelet – Review of Ignatian Pedagogy Paradigm; challenges and opportunities facing SHC and 3 strategic pillars confirmed by Cabinet/PAC.
  • 11/7/23 from 12:15-1:15 in Gautrelet – Review of SAA recommendations (Admissions, Academic & Student Affairs)
  • 11/16/23 from 12:15-1:15 in Gautrelet – Review of SAA recommendations (Athletic teams, Business, Other)
  • 11/28/23 from 12:15-1:15 in Gautrelet – Review of Mission Priority Exam recommendations and Universal Apostolic Preferences
  • 12/5/23 from 12:15-1:15 in Gautrelet – Review of Fall 2021 Strategic plan priorities and Academic Program Recommendations
  • 12/14/23 from 12:15-1:15 in Gautrelet – Additional week if needed
  • 12/15/23 – Cabinet begin drafting Strategic plan
  • 1/11/23 – PAC reviews Strategic Plan
  • 1/15/23 – Start sharing with Board Committees
  • 2/8/23 – Presentation to the Board of Trustees for approval
  • March – June 2023 – Share with Campus, develop marketing plan, monitoring report, KPIs, timeframe and budget


Strategic Assessment and Alignment

Mission Priority Examen

Universal Apostolic Preferences

Previous Strategic Priorities

Ignatian Pedagogy Process for Strategic Planning

Strategic Plan Pillars and Initiatives Examples

Academic Program Scorecard Summary

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