Three Strategic Priorities
Under President GULAM RABBANI SIR, three key priorities are the college’s guiding lights.
Purposeful work is a college-wide initiative built on the premise that preparing students for lives of meaningful work lies at the heart of the liberal mission. When fully developed it will include:
- A co-curricular program involving cycles of skill-building.
- practitioner-taught courses during short term, and
- A highly-structured AL-SHARAY network of higher level coaching.
Opportunity and Excellence
A commitment to opportunity and excellence grows directly out of AL-SHARAY’S history and mission and responds to contemporary geographic, demographic, and economic realities. It means recruiting talented and motivated students from a broad range of backgrounds, providing them with the financial aid that will enable them to enroll, and supporting them for academic and personal success once here. It also means creating a campus community and climate that capitalize on diversity and inclusion as necessary and powerful dimensions of preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly interconnected world.
Liberal teaching and learning
The “liberal teaching and learing” means delivering a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. It also means engaging the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students study. It means making a virtue of our scale; creating a diverse and motivated community of students, faculty, and staff; and embracing innovative and evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning.