Leading Trinity 2025


Trinity’s Board of Trustees adopted the updated strategic plan, Leading Trinity 2025, in April 2021.  This updated plan continues the overall goals and themes of the earlier plans, cited below, with updated data sets and revised goals and action steps informed by that data.

Leading Trinity 2025 emerged in the planning and assessment processes of 2019-2021, a period also affected by the coronavirus pandemic.  The pandemic forced Trinity, like universities everywhere, to move rapidly into online learning, and to develop faculty capacity to teach in new ways.  Students, too, developed new ways of learning and accessing courses and related materials, and staff learned new ways of delivering services.  As the plan emerged through the pandemic months, the questions “What have we learned?”,  “What do we leave behind?” and “What do we take forward?” became particularly urgent in the planning process.  As a result, Leading Trinity 2025 articulates a vision for new programs, services and delivery systems that are more digital, more carefully aligned with market expectations, and more flexible in meeting future demands in higher education.

Prior Plans

Leading Trinity 2025 builds upon the earlier strategic plans, most recently Envision Trinity 2020 which provided the backbone for Trinity’s successful 2016 Middle States accreditation review.  Following is a description of Envision Trinity 2020 and links to earlier plans:

ENVISION TRINITY 2020 WITH DATA APPENDICES continues the themes and goals of the earlier strategic plans while stating new and revised goals for achievement in the next seven years. Trinity chooses this longer period because it spans several major moments in the life of the university:  the Middle States review of 2014-2016, and the construction and opening of the new Trinity Academic Center by Fall 2016, which will have a significant and positive impact on enrollments, programs and services on campus.  In many ways, Envision Trinity 2020 is a plan that will guide Trinity’s work and campus life in the years immediately following the opening of the new academic center.

Envision Trinity 2020 continues the planning thread that began in the early 1990’s with Toward Trinity 2000, the plan that guided the 1996 Middle States self-study.  In May 2000, the Board of Trustees adopted a revised plan, Beyond Trinity 2000, that built upon the earlier plan’s statements of vision and values, but with more measurable goals.  At the time of the adoption of Beyond Trinity 2000, Trinity also adopted a new mission statement, and reorganized into the university structure with three academic schools.  Beyond Trinity 2000 formed the basis for institutional assessment in the 2006 Middle States self-study.  Achieving Trinity 2010 followed the 2006 Middle States review, and formed the basis for the 2011 Periodic Review Report.

Continuing the same format as the three previous plans, and with the ongoing intention to use the strategic plan as the platform for assessment and self-study,  Envision Trinity 2020 updates the goals and benchmarks of Achieving Trinity 2010, which built upon Beyond Trinity 2000.  Trinity believes that the fundamental statement of mission and strategic plan framework are sound, and continuing institutional progress across the span of these plans indicates the vitality of the plans and the annual review processes that support the work of implementation.

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