Students, faculty, staff and the Board of Trustees have developed mission effectiveness statements that are widely used in employment interviews, orientation and evaluations. In
addition, the mission committee invites members of the University community to complete mission surveys and mission effectiveness assessments on an annual
Salve Regina's Story
The Office of Mission Integration publishes "The Heritage and the Promise," which provides
an introduction to the early days of Salve Regina, a brief history of Catherine
McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy and a look at the University's future goals.
Collegium Experience for Faculty
Collegium is a national organization founded to continue the religious identity of Catholic colleges and universities. Several faculty members and the vice president for mission integration and planning host a similar experience for Salve Regina faculty. The SRU Collegium, usually held in late August, is a 24-hour experience giving faculty members the opportunity to become better acquainted and build a strong foundation for community. Participants discuss topics such as the University mission, what it means to teach at a Catholic university and the charism of Mercy. There is also time for prayer, private reflection and social gathering.
For more information about the SRU Collegium, contact Sister Leona Misto, vice president for mission integration.
Mission Integration Grants
The Office of Mission Integration offers faculty, staff and students the opportunity to apply for mission integration grants of up to $500. Applications may be submitted for projects or events in the current academic year that effectively integrate a mission principle or value into an academic or co-curricular program or other work of the University. All grant recipients must provide an evaluation of the project or event and an account of the budget. Applications are reviewed by the University Mission Committee. Current grant winners are:
Dr. Lissa Fernandez
The literacy skill building placemat project promotes the value of universal justice by helping to bridge a learning gap that exists for many kindergarten students in the Newport Public Schools. Early childhood education majors in their junior year will be responsible for making and distributing the placemats each month. As part of the course Language and Literacy, they will assess kindergarten students' letter identification and phonics knowledge and use the assessment data to customize placemats to support needed areas of growth in each child.
Dr. Juliette Relihan
Throughout their sophomore year, early childhood education majors work one morning a week with 3 and 4 year olds in a Head Start classroom. To qualify for Head Start, children must come from families that are in the lowest socioeconomic bracket. During their time in the classroom, Salve Regina students design and implement lessons that will increase the literacy skills of the children. The grant will allow for the purchase of multiple copies of children's books and other literacy materials that have long been needed in Head Start classrooms.
Joseph Miklovic and Bruce Martin
At this point, it is impossible to institute a ban on phones or tablets on campus, or even inside the classroom. They are nearly an extension of the current student's being. A solar panel charging station can harness the power of the sun on campus while also removing the distraction of handheld devices. The charging station will provide energy all day, so students can charge up from the first class of the day to the last.
Dr. Thomas Svogun, Dr. Lois Eveleth and Dr. Khalil Habib
The Salve Regina mission is a stirring statement of what the University hopes to accomplish. In the very first sentence, the University takes on the task of all striving humanity: "Salve Regina University ... seeks wisdom and promotes universal justice." It continues to explore the concepts of enduring values, responsible living and sound judgment, encouraging both intellectual and moral virtue and seeking a world that is "harmonious, just and merciful." The Department of Philosophy will conduct a forum to address philosophical concepts that permeate the mission statement.