Fairfield 2020

Fairfield 2020: Building a More Sustainable Future

On January 29, 2014, University President Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., called together the University community – students, faculty, administrators, staff, trustees, and alumni – to engage in a campus-wide effort to refresh the University's Strategic Plan.

Over the coming year, the community will be asked to reflect on the challenges facing the world of higher education in our time, to develop recommendations on how Fairfield University can best position itself to embrace new opportunities afforded by marketplace demands and new technologies, and continue to serve as a model of Jesuit education for the 21st century. "Fairfield 2020: Building a More Sustainable Future" is a strategic plan refresh that builds on the foundation established by "Learning and Integrity: A Strategic Vision for Fairfield University," adopted in December 2005.

The goal of this website is to serve as a portal for the Strategic Refresh, providing a centralized location to post and share work, keep an ongoing record of the process as it unfolds, and provide access to materials that will stimulate community-wide discussion and inform the planning process.

The President and the Steering Committee have commissioned 10 task forces, each charged to examine an area of University programming or operations and consider a set of challenges particular to those areas. The task forces are expected to make preliminary reports of their findings to the Steering Committee in May 2014. After feedback and comments from the Steering Committee, final reports will be submitted in November of 2014. A consolidated report from the Steering Committee is expected to be completed, and the plan implemented, in Spring of 2015.