Engaging a Wider World

The Agnes Scott Strategic Plan for 2014

Agnes Scott College looks to its 125th anniversary with an abiding commitment to our founding vision of empowering women by providing a liberal education “abreast of the best institutions of the country” in an intellectually challenging and supportive learning environment. We reaffirm the college’s efforts to elevate mind and spirit; to cultivate lives of integrity, purpose and consequence; to welcome diverse people and perspectives; and to promote global awareness.

Building on these strong foundations, we seek with this strategic plan to enhance the Agnes Scott experience for future generations of students by engaging a wider world, forging new connections with people, institutions and ideas on campus, around our region and across the globe.

We invite you to learn more about our signature initiatives:

A Center for Women’s Global Leadership
Elevate Agnes Scott’s reputation as a premier women’s college that educates strong, thoughtful and savvy women prepared to speak to a wider world by launching a signature initiative linking the liberal arts to women’s global leadership. 

A Dynamic Liberal Arts Curriculum
Enhance the vitality of the college’s core liberal arts mission and its commitment to the education and empowerment of women through strategic hires, curricular innovations and infrastructure improvements.  

Agnes Advantage
Design and implement “Agnes Advantage,” an integrated sequence of curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities that will provide a structure for intellectual, ethical and civic development and engage students in their local and global communities.

Living Honorably
Become a living laboratory of campus-wide commitment to justice, courage, integrity, respect and responsibility through policies and practices designed to model these values and to provide the campus community with ongoing opportunities for ethical reflection, deliberation and action.

Scottie Spirit
Enliven social, cultural and athletic offerings and support community traditions in order to build pride in and attachment to Agnes Scott and to create a more vibrant campus culture. 

Smart Growth
To achieve the goals of this strategic plan, the college will develop and pursue targeted strategies to increase enrollment and retention of undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and non-degree-seeking students; enhance fundraising, marketing and grant-seeking capacity; develop long-term financial and information technology plans; and launch a comprehensive campaign.