Mission and Strategy
BRENAU UNIVERSITY’S MISSION
Brenau University challenges students to live extraordinary lives of personal and professional fulfillment. As students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees or non-degree programs at Brenau campuses and online, each prepares for a lifetime of intellectual accomplishment and appreciation of artistic expression through a curriculum enriched by the liberal arts, scientific inquiry and global awareness.
BRENAU 2025 VISION IS CLEAR
By 2025, Brenau University will be an internationally recognized leader in innovative higher education with a unique blend of the liberal arts and professional preparation offering advanced degrees in areas that meet the essential needs of the 21st century.
Create and apply a unique, transformative curriculum that prepares students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. The Undergraduate and Graduate Schools of Brenau University will both design and deliver curricula that prepare all Brenau students to tackle complex ideas and information.
Establish undergraduate and graduate programs that are in demand and are responsive to the needs of students. Provide the necessary support services and co-curricular activities to enable students to grow and thrive as they complete their degrees.
Equip the entire university with advanced information technology, physical facilities, and distance learning/teaching expertise and with this enhanced capability, aggressively market the undergraduate and graduate programs on an international scale.
Make international experiences accessible for all students to ensure that they have a global perspective developed through exposure to other cultures, viewpoints and traditions.
Throughout 2020, Brenau will be engaged in a capital campaign to raise funding and increase support for educational offerings in health care, women’s leadership and the residential experience. The campaign will also assist in providing research scholarships and global opportunities for all students.
Ensure Quality Online Experience
Ensure all faculty teaching online courses have excellent skills for the online platform through iterative training and assessment. Encourage a culture of online learning that is rich and of the highest quality, and is valued by the entire Brenau community.
The physical plant upgrades will include new student housing, a new athletic complex, Downtown Center renovations with modern human anatomy lab, and electrical grid upgrades. Information technology will expand classroom technology pervasiveness on all campuses. Begin to identify and implement video-conferencing technology for online and on-ground classes. Determine strategic vision for telecommunications for all campuses.
An outstanding education institution must be globally engaged and prepare students to be citizens of a multicultural community both at home and in a globalized world. Brenau can accomplish this by having multi-dimensional, comprehensive internationalization strategy including internationalizing the curriculum and engaging with global issues and partners.