Theme 3: Transformational Learning
Building upon a solid foundation of experiential learning that includes our nationally-ranked internship and co-op program and opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, we will make our distinguishing educational differentiators even stronger, while adding value that highlights Endicott’s commitment to academic rigor.
Sustainable & Market-Informed Programs
Existing industry partnerships provide insider information in understanding what skills employers seek. A process for evaluating new and existing undergraduate and graduate programs, reviewing curriculum for immediate needs and timely topics like social justice and technology, and adding micro-credential opportunities through cross-campus partnerships will strengthen Endicott’s commitment to life-changing education.
The body of impressive work developed by students is an asset for gaining employer interest and job placements, no matter the major. A portfolio-style system will be developed to showcase documented learning and augment a traditional resume. For students exploring academic majors who have yet to declare, the creation of an academic cohort will allow students to connect with faculty across campus as they consider the many available options.
Engaging students for the duration of a degree program is critical in creating a strong community. Data-informed decision making will require a new system that includes a clear philosophy, achievable outcomes and goals, and assessment that partners current advising protocols—aimed at improving retention and graduation rates for both undergraduate and graduate students.
The Endicott Advantage
Determine, brand, and develop transformational learning specialties unique to Endicott, with a focus on enhancing internship and experiential learning and creating synergy between curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Reimagine the Senior Thesis/Capstone Course to include a defined outcome or product that is applicable to the student’s intended job market.