Strategic plan 2018-2023

Strategic plan

The FordBridge University aims to lead the world in online research and education. We seek to do this in ways that benefit society on a national and global scale. Throughout this Plan, we will build on the University’s long traditions of independent scholarship and academic freedom while fostering a culture in which innovation plays an important role.

To fulfill the aims that no potential student should be deterred from applying to FordBridge by financial or other barriers and that no student’s success should be hampered by financial difficulties.

To ensure, through a commitment to the personal education of each student, a quality of education and experience which enables students to apply the values, skills, and intellectual discipline they have acquired in their future lives and careers, and which generates a lifelong sense of connection with FordBridge.

To contribute effectively to the cultural, social, and economic life of the city of the world.

To recruit and retain the best online academic staff and ensure that under-represented groups have equality of opportunity in recruitment, personal development, and career progression in all areas of employment at the University.

We will monitor progress against our priorities, commitments, and aims using relevant performance indicators, benchmarks, and targets. Through this we will maintain focus on the Strategic Plan, ensuring that it continues to meet academic needs, enables us to respond to the external environment, and is updated as appropriate.

The annual planning and budgeting process will provide the framework for making the Strategic Plan operational at divisional and service level.