ACADEMIC AND STUDENT LIFE Johnson & Wales University will create an exciting learning community offering programs that are distinguished by their relevance, excellence and rigor as well as a high quality of instruction. Outside the classroom, student life will be characterized by opportunities for personal and intellectual growth.To accomplish this aspiration, the university will achieve these goals:
GOAL Attain and maintain excellence in all academic programs by
1. Undertaking improvement-oriented reviews of all existing programs to measure and ensure their continued relevance, excellence and rigor; 2. Promoting, identifying and sustaining signature programs on each campus and in each college and school; 3. Reconstructing robust bachelor’s degree programs in the College of Business and The Hospitality College to reflect the elimination of two-year programs in these colleges; 4. Pursuing specialized accreditation for the College of Business; 5. Developing a JWU food safety gold standard in the College of Culinary Arts; 6. Partnering with Career Development in the re-engineering of experiential education; 7. Encouraging and facilitating innovative program development and new delivery mechanisms; 8. Renovating M.B.A. programming to ensure its relevance, excellence and rigor.
GOAL Foster high-quality instruction to enhance student learning by
1. Developing and implementing a program for faculty evaluation and development aimed at promoting student learning; 2. Continuing to systematically support innovative pedagogies and practices aimed at enhancing for active-learning; 3. Enhancing technological support for instruction including the initiation of e-learning.
GOAL Develop and implement a comprehensive research-based student retention program on each campus by
1. Developing the research function necessary to support campus retention planning; 2. Undertaking a comprehensive retention audit on each campus; 3. Fashioning a vigorous retention plan for each campus.
GOAL Cultivate a campus culture that enhances the personal development and civility of all students by
1. Strengthening academic partnerships with student affairs; 2. Incorporating best practices in the development and implementation of campus life programs, including student participation in the formation, development and evaluation of those programs; 3. Developing and implementing programs that reflect the diversity of our institution.