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A Global Perspective

Fordham has always been actively engaged in the world. We have campuses on three continents. Nationally, only about 14 percent of students study abroad; at Fordham, 50 percent of undergraduates take advantage of our 125 study abroad programs in 52 countries. Four thousand Fordham students engage in community service around the globe every year. But as impressive as these and other efforts are, we need to ensure that they add up to something greater.

We can offer all our students the best possible preparation for becoming mindful, caring citizens of the world by:

  • Establishing Fordham as a thought-leader about global critical challenges
  • Extending Fordham’s global engagement

A Global Perspective

2020-2025 Proposed Key Goals and Initiatives Supporting a Global Perspective

University-wide Goal 2: STEM Plus

University-wide Goal 3: Walking with Our Community

University-wide Goal 4: National and International Recognition

Related School and Division Specific Initiatives

Arts and Sciences

  • Enhance the ability of Arts and Sciences to deliver excellent graduate and undergraduate education.
  • Project a more unified voice for Arts and Sciences at Fordham.
  • Enable effective advocacy on behalf of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Cultivate a vibrant culture and sense of community across departments, programs, and campuses.
  • Ensure equity and consistency across campuses, clearly explaining and rationalizing differences in structures, policies, and processes where they exist.
  • Promote dynamism in academic programs and effective coordination of graduate and undergraduate education.
  • Expand opportunities for faculty and students alike to produce and share original research.
  • Expand opportunities and support structures for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and learning.
  • Consider specific revisions of policies, processes, and leadership positions to ensure a functioning institutional structure and to support strategic visioning and planning; and, where appropriate, provide stepwise proposals to advance these goals.
  • Foster the growth of faculty scholarship and teaching by advancing faculty renewal, development, and retention.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center

  • Increase student retention.
  • Enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Further Re-imagining Arts and Sciences.
  • Support Faculty and Student Research.
  • Increase partnerships with Manhattan cultural institutions / curricular engagement with NYC.
  • Increase collaboration with professional schools (e.g., Gabelli, Law School, School of Education) to bolster opportunities for accelerated or dual degree programs.
  • Increase study abroad / global engagement.
  • Increase alumni engagement.
  • Heighten visibility of FCLC.

Gabelli School of Business

  • Invest in the undergraduate division as a driver of reputation and source of sustainable growth.

Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education

  • Develop highly qualified teacher-scholar-practitioners from diverse backgrounds who engage in public life to serve the academy, faith communities, and society.
  • Verify the educational effectiveness of all degree programs by engaging in comprehensive assessment toward curriculum reform—inclusive, intercultural, interdisciplinary, and interfaith.
  • Increase and diversify enrollment by expanding operations in the areas of development/annual fund, marketing communications, recruitment, retention, global partnerships, and alumni relations.
  • Revitalize online and hybrid programs by upgrading our current delivery system.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  • Foster catalytic partnerships.
  • Enrich the community through internationalization.

Graduate School of Education

  • Enhance the stature of GSE as a nationally and internationally recognized research institution.

Graduate School of Social Service

  • Employ 21st century models of reaching, learning and practice.

Mission Priority Examen

  • Design and advance strategies for linking issues of diversity to mission and identity.

School of Law

  • Increase our scholarly impact.
  • Bring Fordham Law School to new audiences