Critical Issue 4: Culture

How does STLCOP create and sustain a nurturing and enriching environment to ensure the professional and personal growth of students, faculty, staff, and alumni?

Identify the desired culture that will enable the College to achieve its strategic mission.
  • Assess the current culture, its strengths and areas for improvement, and identify the behaviors that should be retained within the culture and the behaviors that are needed to move forward.
  • Develop a strategy and systems (both human capital and facilities) that will produce the desired positive human behaviors, interactions, and shared values that enable the College to achieve the desired culture.
  • Position the College to be a model of diversity in the community* and the profession.
  • Define diversity for the College.
  • Develop policies, procedures, and strategies to ensure broad and inclusive recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff , and students.
Position the College to be a model of diversity in the community and the profession.
  • Define diversity for the College.
  • Develop policies, procedures, and strategies to ensure broad and inclusive recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students.
Increase opportunities for faculty, staff, and alumni development.
  • Review, evaluate, and develop, if necessary, a comprehensive faculty development plan.
  • Identify career development opportunities and strategies for growth and promotion for staff members that will instill the value of lifelong learning
  • Identify mechanisms to increase engagement of alumni with a goal of making STLCOP a lifelong academic home for its graduates.
  • Establish a professional and career development center on campus to assist students, alumni, faculty, and staff.