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Strategic Plan

The twelve goals and correlated action steps North Central has identified as essential to fulfill its mission and meet the demands of Christian education in the 21st Century:

Academic Quality

  • Create robust growth and investment in online and graduate education by launching new academic programing
  • Unbundle the 4-year degree into credit-bearing and non-credit bearing certificates
  • Deliver seamless educational opportunities for transfer and degree completion students

  • Form new educational partnerships in corporate and non-profit sectors
  • Broaden postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) and early college program offerings
  • Serve our local and global communities through educational outreach
  • Implement a holistic onboarding program for new faculty 
  • Launch faculty development program to support excellence in teaching, scholarship, service, and spiritual leadership

Student Experience

  • Develop and assess spiritual life outcomes for an NCU graduate
  • Create a disciple-making framework by focusing on increased biblical literacy and connections to co-curricular ministry opportunities
  • Build continuity of spiritual life with our online student community
  • Implement recruiting strategies and enrollment tracking to ensure roster goals are being met
  • Create a Rams network that places an emphasis on spiritual growth, academic success, internships, and job placement for student athletes
  • Form new athletic facility partnerships across the Twin Cities
  • Improve student wellness opportunities and access for all students
  • Provide comprehensive career readiness programming
  • Cultivate greater belonging through community connections

Institutional Culture

  • Effectively connect our Pentecostal heritage to our present-day experience
  • Create a series of meaningful community building events
  • Design an intentional pathway for hiring, developing, and retaining a more diverse work force
  • Provide theological clarity, training, and an institutional blueprint that fosters diversity and human flourishing
  • Offer a competitive compensation package to all employees
  • Develop a wellness culture to promote better mental and physical health
  • Promote and resource staff professional development

Resourcing the future

  • Explore a new educational economy
  • Address long term affordability issues
  • Construct our new science and student union building
  • Invest in new technologies for innovative educational delivery
  • Diversify and expand NCU’s donor base
  • Maximize revenue generation opportunities