Quality, Capacity & Innovation

Committed to its enduring mission, Bluffton must also extend that mission and evolve to meet the educational needs of new generations of students. Beginning in 2000, the university adopted its first comprehensive campus master plan and began to operate with five-year strategic plans that identify opportunities, priorities and goals for each period. Bluffton's current strategic plan (2011-15) is structured around three overarching themes: to enhance quality, strengthen capacity and foster innovation. As is evident through the varied examples that follow, Bluffton is moving forward with strategic efforts to enhance facilities and academic programs, innovate in program delivery and build capacity in enrollment and more . . .

Facilities, programs and developmental activities possible due to Bluffton's gracious donors. More>>>

Sommer Center opens 

Becoming a Scholar 
New liberal arts core curriculum course designed to help firstyear students discover "what it means to be a college-level learner." More>>>

 Becoming A Scholar class added
Expanding Online Learning

Learning management system Moodle helps in Bluffton's development of a selection of online course offerings. More>>>

 Moodle online service expands
H.O.M.E. Building

Project H.O.M.E. provides Hope, Opportunity, Mentorship and Education for first year students of color. More>>>

 Project H.O.M.E. Grows
Targeting Teaching

Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) supports faculty with ideas for improving teaching, instructional technology, and student assessment and advising. More>>>

 Teaching and Learning Center begins
Preparing Registered Dietitians

Bluffton begins dietetics post-baccalaureate internship program. More>>>

 Dietetics internship comes to Bluffton
Remaking Recruiting

New recruiting strategies are helping Bluffton find new ways to tell its story. More>>>

 New recruiting efforts include brochures and viewbook