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Office of the President

Strategic Plan for 2015
Strengthening the Core

Spelman College’s Strategic Plan for 2015 is our manifesto
of belief in the power of a Spelman education and commitment as a community to uphold it. This community encompasses Spelman students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumnae, trustees, and community partners—people united by their passion and purpose.

Our agenda is to strengthen the academic core of the institution. Each constituency will participate by taking specific actions that we call GOALS. They include integrating and globalizing learning, teaching creatively and rigorously, leading from our authentic core, living sustainably, improving ourselves continuously, and collaborating to better our city’s quality of life. These ambitious GOALS and others build on our accomplishments as the premier historically Black college for women and one of the finest institutions for undergraduate education nationwide.

What sets Spelman

Our students and graduates make the choice to change the world.

Most critically, our GOALS anchor the Spelman MILE, our four-year liberal education curriculum known as My Integrated Learning Experience. This signature curriculum expresses our overriding priority to enhance academic excellence: the creation of a more empowering student experience. The attainment of our GOALS by all constituencies will realize our other guiding priorities: re-envisioning the College’s mission in the context of the new millennium, and creating a more effective synergy among teaching, research, and service.cake

These GOALS also have inspired the priorities for The Campaign for Spelman College: to attract and retain exceptional students; to internationalize every undergraduate’s education; to foster leadership, student by student; to expand undergraduate research and career-related internships; to strengthen our alumnae-student connections; and to expand our service learning curriculum campus-wide.

The results we work toward will form our blueprint for leadership as citizens of Spelman, greater metropolitan Atlanta, our nation, and the world. By fulfilling this Strategic Plan, we can build our capacity— individually and collectively—for success.

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Executive Summary (pdf)
Environmental Scan Highlights (pdf)
Strategic Priorities Overview (pdf)
Strategic Measures (pdf)
Summary of Strategic GOALS, Objectives and Initiatives (pdf)
Short-Term Action Items (pdf)
Appendix (pdf)

Strategic Plan 2015 - full plan (pdf)
Strategic Plan 2015 - brocure (pdf)



Strategic Plan



Staff and Administrators



Community Partners


Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

Spelman College Mission

Spelman College, a historically Black college and a global leader in the education of women of African descent, is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical, and leadership development of its students. Spelman empowers the whole person to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change.