Progress on Ten Pillars Vision: Part 2

Progress on Ten Pillars Vision: Part 2

The Ten Pillars Vision  Attainments

(This list of attainments is not comprehensive)

  • Pillar One: Build on the Classics
    1. Change of core curriculum (Smith College to Liberal Arts Core Curriculum)
    2. “Expanding online learning offerings for the core curriculum as well as full undergraduate and graduate degree programs”
      1. Initiation of Distance Education in summer 2013
      2. Pampell Online Division launched in fall 2016
  • Pillar Two: Recruit for National Influence
    1. Diverse student population
    2. Increase in national recruiting
    3. Larger endowed scholarship fund
    4. Honors College established
    5. Services for First-Generation Students
  • Pillar Three: Embrace the Challenge of Christian Graduate Education
    1. Launched School of Engineering
      1. Launched in fall 2018 with a BS in Cyber Engineering, BS in Electrical Engineering, BS in Computer Science
    2. Professional training in
      1. Ministry
        1. MA Classics and Early Christianity (spring 2019)
        2. MA Christian Leadership (fall 2016)
        3. Master of Divinity (spring 2016)
      2. Various Fine Arts
        1. MFA Creative Writing (spring 2020)
        2. MFA Screenwriting (spring 2020)
  • Healthcare
    1. Master of Science in Nursing (fall 2017)
    2. RN-BSN (fall 2015)
  1. Education
    1. MEd Higher Education (spring 2017)
    2. Doctoral Programs (see Pillar 10)
  2. Psychology
    1. MA Christian Psychology fall 2019
    2. MA in Human Services Counseling (fall 2018)
    3. MA in Pastoral Counseling (fall 2017)
    4. MA Marriage and Family Therapy (fall 2017)
  • Pillar Four: Establish a Residential Society of Learning
    1. The Hodo Residence College
    2. Faculty-in-Residence
    3. Java City
    4. Wireless capabilities
    5. Academic Success Center established
    6. NCAA Division 1 Sports
    7. The addition of football and beach volleyball
    8. Bradshaw Fitness Center
  • Pillar Five: Increase our Cultural Impact through our Faculty
    1. Faculty publications, performances, and artistic endeavors
    2. Sabbaticals
    3. Trips to National Conferences
    4. Academic Centers established on campus
      1. Center for Christianity in Business
      2. Center for Exploring Ministry Careers
  • Institute of Christianity and Scholarship
  1. Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty
  • Pillar Six: Renew our Campus, Renew our Community
    1. Landmark: Belin Tower
    2. The Pillars Shopping Center
    3. Morris Cultural Arts Center, Hodo Residence College, and University Academic Center all completed
  • Pillar Seven: Bring Athens and Jerusalem together
    1. Apologetics Growth
      1. MA Apologetics (spring 2013)
      2. HBU Apologetics Conference
  • Pillar Eight: Expand our Commitment to the Creative Arts: Visual, Musical, and Literary
    1. UAC Art Studios and Galleries
    2. MCAC and outside groups utilizing the space
    3. New Academic programs include
      1. Drama
        1. BM Music Theater (fall 2019)
      2. Filmmaking
        1. BFA Cinematics Arts (fall 2015)
  • Creative Writing
    1. MFA Creative Writing (fall 2019)
  1. New undergraduate and graduate degrees in fine arts
    1. BFA Graphic Design (fall 2019)
    2. BFA Interactive Media and Digital Design (fall 2017)
  • BFA Cinematic Arts (fall 2015)
  1. BA Mass Media Arts (fall 2015)
  1. Writers Conference
  • Pillar Nine: Cultivate a Strong Global Focus
    1. Veteran & International Student Center established
    2. China Trip
    3. Formation of the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise
    4. “Missions Major”
      1. MA in Intercultural Studies began fall 2019
    5. Growth of mission trip opportunities
  • Pillar Ten: Move to the Next Level as an Institution
    1. Growth
      1. Number of students
        1. Largest freshman class and highest enrollment in University history
      2. Increase in faculty
  • Number of graduate programs
    1. As of fall 2020, 40 graduate programs
  1. Number of lectures on campus
  1. Doctoral Programs
    1. EdD Executive Educational Leadership (fall 2016)
      1. Move to the Next Level with SACSCOC
    2. EdD Special Education Leadership (fall 2018)
  • EdD Mental Health and Human Services (fall 2019)

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