CHAPTER 9PURPOSEWho Are You? Why Do You Exist?
A quality college knows what it is, where it is going, and how it wants to get there. Put another way, it can answer the questions that journalists traditionally ask:
- What? Why? Who? The answers to these questions state the college’s purpose: its essential activities and distinctive traits, its values, and its target clientele, respectively.
- Where? The answer to this question states the college’s key goals: its destinations, using the analogy of a road trip from Chapter 3.
- How? When? The answers to these questions are the college’s plans to achieve its goals: to reach its destinations.
A clearly delineated purpose is the foundation of your college’s journey. It focuses the college community ...