William and Catherine Booth University College, a Christian university college rooted in The Salvation Army’s Wesleyan theological tradition, brings together Christian faith, rigorous scholarship and a passion for service. The University College educates students to understand the complexities of our world, to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be active contributors to society and to know how Christian faith compels them to bring hope, social justice and mercy into our world.
Growing Our University Profile
Having transitioned into a university college, Booth UC will continue to develop as a small university by implementing new programs, growing its faculty, enhancing services and increasing its reputation as a Christian university of choice with a vibrant culture of learning. The key to this development will be pursuing membership in the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), an appropriate accreditation body and one final change in name to “Booth University”.
Enhancing the Student Experience
Booth UC will emphasize holistic student life by integrating curricular and co-curricular programs to provide students with vibrant, transformational experiences. We will work intentionally to develop graduates who lead balanced, innovative lives.
Establishing a School for Continuing Studies
Through the development of a School for Continuing Studies and other initiatives, Booth UC will emerge as the centre for Salvation Army leadership development, training and education for officers (post-CFOT), employed staff and lay members. We will continue to create opportunities that provide continuing studies to people and organizations outside of The Salvation Army.
Embedding and Sustaining Christian Faith, Service, Hope, Justice and Mercy
As a Christian university college, Booth UC will focus energy and resources on educating students in the Christian faith and with a view to service by bringing hope, justice and mercy to a world characterized by despair, injustice and revenge.
Increasing Our Enrolement
Booth UC will develop a comprehensive and long-term enrolment management strategy that emphasizes student recruitment and retention, ultimately leading to continued enrolment growth of more than 500 students by 2020.
Strengthening the Resources to Achieve Our Mission
Booth UC will maintain a proactive approach to developing and engaging excellent staff and faculty by cultivating strong relationships with donors and developing facilities to serve a growing student population.
Vision 2020: The Road to Booth University
Sir Isaac Newton once said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
Casting a vision for Booth University College requires that we look beyond what is right in front us to imagine what might be. We have to take time to climb above the whirlwind of day-to-day operations to think more broadly and more deeply about what God is doing at and through Booth University College. We must achieve clarity about where we are going. We have to have a goal in front of us.
To accomplish this we have stood on the shoulders of the giants who have gone before us, those who laid the foundations of Booth University College. We have stood on the shoulders of the faculty, staff, students, alumni and donors—past and present—who have given so much to Booth UC.
Now, having done this, we are able to see more clearly where God is leading us next. We envision Booth UC as a Christian university that is deeply grounded in The Salvation Army’s Wesleyan theological tradition. We imagine Booth UC as an institution in which scholarship, Christian faith and service are united. We dream of Booth UC as one of the means through which God brings us into a better world.
We are excited to share it with you and to chart the course that will take us there. We cannot make this vision a reality in our own strength. Already we are experiencing God’s blessing upon our endeavours and we need your support to help us move forward.
For this reason, we invite you to read our Vision 2020 strategic plan carefully and to partner with us with your prayers and in practical ways as we seek to bring the future of Booth UC to reality.