Foundational Reading

These publicly-available texts are labeled "foundational readings" and were selected for review by the Strategic Planning Committee because they help illustrate, from a variety of perspectives, many of the key issues impacting higher education. They are not meant to be definitive or exhaustive, but rather provide a minimum common ground for the "Environmental Scan" of higher education. That scan is a starting point for the process of strategic planning, and aligned with the College's principles outlined in our Planning, Assessment, and Continuous Improvement (PACI) document.

  1. 1.  A Primer on the College Student Journey
  2. 2.  Key Trends in Graduate and Professional Education: Attracting Students in Changing Times
  3. 3.  Online College Students
  4. 4.  Gallup - Purdue Index Report 2015
  5. 5.  2016 Inside Higher Ed Survey
  6. 6.  State of Higher Education in 2016
  7. 7. November 2016 Strategic Plan Presentation
  8. 8. Strategic Plan Draft for Committee Review

Marist College Community Session on Strategic Planning Process and Foundational Readings


Review of Marist's Draft 2018-2023 Strategic Plan