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For a Greater Hood

A Strategic Plan for Hood College

In This Section

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Goal 1: An Enhanced Student Experience

  • Enhance a holistic and accessible student experience grounded in Hood’s mission   
  • Emphasize academic achievement through learning outcomes grounded in the liberal arts and professional programs, personalized classroom experiences, and robust experiential learning opportunities  
  • Support the establishment of a high-impact learning experience in the curriculum, ensuring that all faculty and students have the opportunity to access and engage in such robust learning opportunities
  • Expand co-curricular activities and programs that emphasize personal growth, leadership and wellness  
  • Enhance and expand athletics program  
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Goal 2: Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Initiatives

  • Develop diversity, equity and inclusivity initiatives to advance Hood’s vision of being an inclusive community that supports the wellbeing of every member of the Hood community 
  • Conduct a comprehensive review and analysis of retention rates for all students with focus on diversity in order to create and amplify policies and procedures that strengthen retention  
  • Examine and improve structural policies and practices that impact diverse students, faculty and staff 
  • Review and consider diversity in our business practices  
  • Proactively develop additional wellness initiatives  
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Goal 3: The School of Behavioral & Health Sciences

  • Establish The Ruth Whitaker Holmes School of Behavioral and Health Sciences
  • Identify and launch new undergraduate and graduate programs
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Goal 4: Biomedical Research & Training

  • Establish a Biomedical Research and Training Center with a mission, vision and goals
  • Identify curriculum and programs
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Goal 5: Baltimore & Washington

  • Expand Hood’s presence in the Baltimore and greater Washington, DC areas
  • Expand corporate partnerships into this region 
  • Increase undergraduate and graduate recruitment in this region  

Goal 6: Branding & Marketing

  • Strengthen regional and national branding and marketing to enhance Hood’s reputation  
  • Rebuild recruitment marketing to be outcomes-focused 
  • Revise and update messaging platform