Holistic Student Development
Goal 1: Fuse tradition with innovation in order to prepare students eager and able to reshape the world.
Jesuit Catholic education is grounded in tradition, in the perennial questions about meaning, purpose, and character that inspired Ignatius of Loyola and his companions. And yet it is also fully adaptable—indeed, it cries out to be adapted—to the needs of every new moment in history. Today, Fordham’s schools and colleges are distinctively feeling the demands of new circumstances and new communities of learners. We dare to ask what it means to accompany our students as persons of inherent worth and dignity. The answer is both to refashion Ignatian pedagogy to come face to face with the world as it is, and to form students of character and courage who have the tools and the aspiration to shape the world into what it should become.
Objective 1A: Redesign undergraduate curricula to form students who are curious reflective, discerning, and attentive to diversity and social justice.
- Reimagine the core curriculum impacting every student.
- Expand undergraduate research programs in size and scope across all disciplines.
Objective 1B: Accompany students as whole persons, providing wraparound support to meet every student's distinctive hopes and needs.
- Create a Student Support Hub that will grow to integrate new and existing functions.
- Enhance resources for mental, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being.
- Increase targeted support for first-generation, international, and transfer students.
- Enrich vocational discernment and career planning.
- Promote students’ physical health and well-being with athletics and recreational activities at every level of competition.
Objective 1C: Continue developing a diverse faculty engaged in student-centered learning, actively inovlved in research, and committed to mission