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Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., '80, Providence College President: “The core of the academic  vision  is a different model of teaching and learning." (2:20)

Hugh F. Lena, Providence College Provost and Senior Vice President: “Students will take more responsibility for their own learning.” (1:45)

Enhancing Academic Excellence

By capitalizing on and promoting the unique qualities of Providence College, we will establish the College as a nationally recognized, premier, Catholic, liberal arts college that is a first-choice destination school.

What it includes:

  • Fully implementing the new Core Curriculum
  • Recruiting and retaining superior faculty
  • Creating a Center for the Study of Humanities Scholarship in Western Civilization
  • Creating a Center for Student Engagement
  • Earning AACSB accreditation for the School of Business in 2012
  • Repositioning the School of Continuing Education as a school of first choice
  • Meeting a higher level of student financial aid
  • Establishing an academic culture of accountability and continuous improvement

How we’ll know we’ve succeeded

When we are graduating students who are better thinkers and better writers, armed with the skills that give them the confidence to know they can solve any problem and succeed on their chosen path; when we have retained a renowned, diverse faculty educated at the finest national and international graduate schools; when we have established an accredited, internationally recognized business school; and when we have established an academic culture committed to accountability, continuous improvement, and assessment.
Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity