Lead and Influence: The Campaign for the Next Level of Excellence
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Strengthen Faculty and Academic Excellence

St. Catherine University’s unique women’s, Catholic, liberal arts education continuously evolves to meet today’s challenges. St. Catherine professors are mentors, role models and scholars charged with students’ intellectual and personal development, and they set a high bar for scholarly achievement and engagement that we nonetheless seek to raise.

LEAD & INFLUENCE: The Campaign for the Next Level of Excellence will invest in

  • Faculty development at St. Catherine, focusing on innovative pedagogy, including contemporary approaches to help take our faculty to the next level of excellence. We will develop a robust mentoring program for new faculty and a summer grant school to strengthen faculty research grant applications.

  • Responsive, interdisciplinary academics. Through our new academic master plan, we will create innovative curricular and co-curricular experiences that teach complex problem-solving and career skills to students in all St. Kate’s programs and colleges. We will expand the interprofessional education that already makes our health science programs so effective, explore new degree options, and incorporate more research and community partnerships into our influential interdisciplinary core courses. 

  • A Center for Innovation and Inclusive Excellence will not only continue our work to increase diversity throughout the University, but will also provide institution-wide faculty, staff, and student development programs to ensure that we are actively promoting a learning environment where all people feel welcome, encouraged, and able to thrive.