St. Tikhon’s Seminary 2011-2014 Institutional Strategic Plan now available

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The 2011-2014 Institutional Strategic Plan for Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here was posted on the school’s web site in early February 2012.  The eight-page document may be accessed on St. Tikhon’s Seminary website.

The Plan was developed in response to a November 2009 recommendation by the Board of Commissioners on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools [ATS] calling upon the seminary to “develop a comprehensive and systematic strategic plan that would guide the seminary into coming years,” as noted in the opening introductory summary.

“Taking that charge very seriously, on October 21, 2011, the seminary’s Board of Trustees adopted the following institutional plan—‘A time to plant, and a time to harvest what has been planted’—as a roadmap to help guide the seminary over the years 2011-2014,” the summary reads.  “The Plan seeks to build on the strong institutional foundation laid by previous generations.”

Three major goals, to be accomplished over the next four years, were identified.

  • To build a more ideal institutional ethos for the seminary community.
  • To commit to a proactive system of institutional evaluation and assessment that is comprehensive, ongoing, and data driven.
  • To enhance the distinctive strengths that the seminary community already possesses.

“Using these three goals as focal points for institutional planning, the Strategic Plan provides clear objectives to be accomplished in reference to each of the major goals, as well as provides corresponding action steps to be performed in achieving the Plan’s objectives,” the summary concludes.

The seminary’s recently released 85-page Academic Bulletin 2011-2013 also was posted on-line in late January.