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Academic Vision 2022

Higher education is in the midst of tremendous flux. There are questions about the extent of student learning, concerns about financial sustainability, and changes in delivery modalities. It is crucial that Azusa Pacific University have a clear vision to guide the growth and development of high-quality academic programs that achieve outstanding student learning outcomes.

The Academic Vision 2022 describes ten commitments to academic quality that will guide our activities for the next ten years. These ten commitments will accomplish the Azusa Pacific University Shared Vision 2022 goal of outstanding academic quality and academic reputation. Action around each of these objectives is already under way, but we will take them to the next level across the coming years.

Mark Stanton, Ph.D., ABPP


The Academic Vision 2022 aligns with the university's Shared Vision 2022. The overarching goals of the Academic Vision 2022 are to raise APU’s academic reputation as a high-quality, comprehensive university and to cultivate a culture of trust and collaboration in the pursuit of excellence. The following objectives have been established to achieve these overarching goals:

AV1. Employ decision-making processes that are strategic and innovative.

AV2. Ensure that data-based information is integrated into all decision-making processes.

AV3. Support faculty and student research.

AV4. Ensure that a cogent understanding of faith integration and spiritual formation is integrated into all academic programs.

AV5. Continue our commitment to God-honoring diversity as evidenced by respect that values all individuals.

AV6. Cultivate faculty expertise as educator-mentors, scholar-practitioners, and servant-leaders.

AV7. Engage in the continuous improvement of student learning.

AV8. Ensure that programs and processes are employed to promote undergraduate excellence.

AV9. Enhance services and support that facilitate distinction in graduate and adult education.

AV10. Pursue intentional internationalization.