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21st Century Curriculum

Misericordia University's educational programs, including the liberal arts based core curriculum, major programs, and the co-curriculum, are academically rigorous, distinctive for their interconnectedness and recognized by prospective students, our peer institutions, and employers for the University's integrated and holistic approach to teaching and learning.


  • Create, enhance, and/or accredit new and existing degree programs that attract traditional and non-traditional students and enable them to pursue 21st century careers and/or post-graduate study. New programs must result in a positive contribution margin
  • New core curriculum emphasizes an integrated liberal arts and professional preparation learning experience
  • New co-curriculum experiences seamlessly connect academic and campus programming, including the expansion of experiential learning and cultural and athletic programming
  • Develop a dynamic and responsive culture of assessment that informs planning and program development, guides reallocation of resources where appropriate, and results in continuous improvement
  • Develop an intercultural study program that supports global courses, study abroad and experiential learning opportunities
  • Implementation of an innovative foreign language program


  • % of FT Faculty with publications or presentations
  • NSSE: Level of Academic Challenge Index
  • NSSE: Active and Collaborative learning Index
  • NSSE: Enriching Educational Experiences Index
  • % of Graduates employed or in Graduate schools within 6 mons
  • % of Graduates employed in field of study within 6 mons