Strategic Goals for Academic and Student Affairs 

  • Offer a range of undergraduate and master’s-level degree and non-degree academic programs that are recognized for their experience, responsiveness to the needs of society, and attractive to prospective students.
  • Empower learning in a student-centered environment characterized by effective teaching and learning, responsive academic support services, engaging co-curricular activities, enriching student-life experiences, and first-rate learning, living, and recreational facilities.
  • Expand knowledge as a community of scholars that is actively engaged in discovery, integration, application, and teaching, with a strong and recognized capacity for research and external sponsorship of its works.
  • Engage the world beyond the university through service to communities, relationships with educational institutions, and partnerships with business, industry, and government


Strengthening the Learning Environment at Kettering University


Robert L. Simpson, Provost and
Jackie El-Sayed, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs 

A major goal of the Office of the Provost over the next three years is to significantly strengthen the learning environment for all students at Kettering University.  The elements of the transition include the following:

  • Create active, engaging learning environments across all academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, with the faculty serving as guides and facilitators of student learning, not dispersers of information.
  • Intelligently incorporate the use of technology into classroom instruction.
  • Integrate Blackboard into courses and curricula to extend and enhance learning outside of the formal classroom.
  • Migrate from video-based distance learning to web-based distance learning.
  • Thoughtfully integrate experiential learning with classroom learning, thereby connecting and enriching the overall learning environment.
  • Incorporate the routine use of formative and summative assessment in order to personalize instruction to our students and for continuous improvement of instruction and learning.