In 2020, Saint Martin’s University will celebrate its 125th anniversary as an institution of higher learning. As we approach this milestone, we draw strength and inspiration from our 1,500-year-old Benedictine tradition and challenge ourselves to advance Saint Martin’s to higher levels of distinction.
Journey to distinction
“Journey to Distinction,” the Saint Martin’s University Strategic Plan for 2020, represents the collective efforts of the Saint Martin’s community. This student-centered plan will guide the work of our University through the next five years and put in place programs and resources that will support our mission and guide our planning for the next twenty. It will help us to navigate the challenges facing higher education today even as we draw strength from our Catholic and Benedictine values and heritage. It will also provide us with direction as we inspire current and future generations of Saint Martin’s students to cultivate their intellectual curiosity, achieve academic excellence, and deepen their compassion for others.
Mission and vision
Saint Martin’s University exists for the sake of our students, and student-centeredness is the heart of this plan. Inspired by our vision to be an exemplary Catholic, Benedictine university, we have identified the following imperatives that collectively form the Saint Martin’s Promise, a pledge between the University and our students that makes explicit our commitment to their intellectual, personal and spiritual development and a pledge by faculty and staff to support one another in the work of our mission. Together with our core themes of faith, reason, service and community, these imperatives will inform how the University community determines directions, initiates actions and makes decisions.
To become an exemplary Catholic, Benedictine university, we must:
As we carry out on our imperatives, and the ideal learning environment articulated in our vision—holistic, collaborative and integrated, both inside and outside the classroom—comes to pass, every student will experience an education with the following shared learning outcomes and will be able to apply the knowledge and skills they learn through their chosen vocation in the world.