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NDC Strategic Plan

Full Embodiment of the Mission

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Strategic Initiative #3: Notre Dame will foster the development of each member of the community, so they understand, articulate, and embody the mission. Notre Dame will embody the values and mission described above.


Notre Dame College stands for something. Its identity as a Catholic college that provides values-based education and access and opportunity to a diverse population sets it apart from its competitors locally and regionally. Mission drives this commitment, but mission must be understood and committed to an ongoing basis. Mission must be nurtured and taught.



Objective 1: Notre Dame will undergo a comprehensive assessment of its core documents to ensure they respond with the changing needs of students in the 21st Century.

Objective 2: Notre Dame will fully articulate and integrate Catholic Social Teaching (CST) in each program – curricular and co-curricular.

Objective 3: Notre Dame will advance its excellence in diversity by promoting new initiatives and become a leader in the Cleveland area in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work.

Objective 4: Notre Dame will continue to define or determine its relationship with the traditions of the Sisters of Notre Dame (SND).

Objective 6: Notre Dame will increase its external engagement and create a plan for communicating its mission broadly.

Objective 7: Develop a communication plan to increase transparency and collaboration among various departments within the college.

Outcomes & Measures

Deeper understanding of and commitment to living the mission.
Enhanced onboarding program.
Greater institutional reputation.

Investments Required

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Mission formation costs $10,000

Return on Investment

Return on investment to be determined.

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