As we begin to understand more of what it means to live in a COVID-normalized world, Starr King’s focus in FY23 will be on how to the school can set (or reset) the foundation of what it means to engage in theological education, to lead transformative communities, and to create sacred social change in this new world.
The following questions will help guide Starr King in thinking about how to (re)set our foundation:
In reflecting on how Starr King can (re)set the foundation for our future, we both asked these guiding questions, as well as reviewed current projects, priorities, departmental benchmarks, and budgetary needs. Based on the answers to the guiding questions and the current state of Starr King, this year we will work to set the foundation and build momentum toward desired destination in the following ways (bold items have been completed already):
We will develop and test new programs and offerings that tap into the new and existing needs and opportunities of this time. This will include, but is not limited to:
We will begin actively positioning Starr King publicly around our expertise in educating to counter-oppressions and create just and sustainable communities. This will include, but is not limited to:
We will explore opportunities and invest in internal supportive structures that will enable Starr King to seize on the opportunities before us and to position ourselves to expand our reach in the coming year. This will include, but is not limited to:
We will find ways to strengthen Starr King’s community in the new reality of conducting theological education in a COVID-normalized world. This will include, but is not limited to:
As we continue to assess our current environment, we can change or add more benchmarks over the course of the year to ensure that we set the foundation for what we hope to achieve in the years to come.