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Systematically build human and social capital of GMC and the region.

  • Initiate a cross-college emphasis on human health and quality of life that becomes a nationally recognized complement to our environmental emphasis.

    • Develop marketable undergraduate and graduate programs in this area and integrate the new emphasis into the general education curriculum.

    • Implement programs that improve human health and quality of life on campus and in nearby communities.

    • Strengthen the culture of inclusion and diversity in the curriculum and the College community.


  • Strengthen the quality and the practicality of the Green Mountain’s liberal arts education.

    • Prepare students to effectively compete for awards, internships, employment and graduate school.

    • Integrate the acquisition of practical skills into all majors.

    • Ensure all students understand and engage in the global context in which we operate.


  • Deepen student and employee engagement in the College’s endeavors to promote innovation and retention.

    • Identify key measures of student and employee success and ensure that their successes are systematically supported and publically celebrated.

    • Invest in employee professional development.

    • Improve faculty and staff compensation.


  • Strengthen college/community partnerships to enhance the vibrancy of the local communities.

    • Establish an active presence in Poultney and southern Vermont.

    • Develop short courses in sustainability skills for non-matriculated students.

    • Increase project-based courses and service opportunities that enhance the social and economic sustainability of our region.


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