Strategic plan 2020-25
A guide to living out the Bluffton University Mission
Work directed by the 2020-25 strategic plan is vital to Bluffton’s mission commitments to faith development, peace building and social justice as we prepare our students to lead and serve in our region and the world.
For the 2020-21 academic year, we are focusing on four key initiatives:
Four general education experiences which are carefully crafted to help our students develop resiliency and emotional intelligence. Featuring both traditional learning and experiential components, each course supports one of Bluffton’s enduring values of Discovery, Community, Respect and Service.
As an NCAA DIII school, Bluffton coaches and student-athletes not only perform well in competition, but focus their team culture around character building, community and service. As part of our Virtue-Driven Athletics program, we are lifting up habits of excellence and developing a shared framework that all Bluffton athletes will encounter.
Tyson Goings ’01 was recently appointed to the newly created role of director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Under his guidance the faculty and staff DEI committee is developing priorities to support our student-focused, anti-racist and peace-filled mission. For the 2020-21 academic year, their focus is on providing a welcoming environment and increasing support and advocacy for Black students, faculty and staff.
We are growing a network of Corporate and Education Partnerships in northwest Ohio to support the workforce development needs of our region with values-based education. These partnerships provide 20 percent tuition discounts to benefit-eligible employees (and their immediate family members) of our partner corporations and K-12 schools for degree-completion and master’s degree programs.