“For the second year in a row, Arcadia University was on the short list of universities identified as on the cutting edge in academic innovation,” writes President Jerry Greiner in the 2010 Annual Report.
“U.S.News & World Report asked academic leaders to identify institutions that are making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty and student life. Arcadia was one of only five regional universities in the North named to the Top Up-and-Coming Schools list in 2010, repeating an honor we earned in 2009.
“After introducing a ground-breaking new Undergraduate Curriculum that includes a Global Connections Experience for all of our students, we pioneered nearly a dozen Majors Abroad Programs and were one of the first universities to introduce the three-year undergraduate degree for high-ability students in 2010. We also continue to gain recognition for our graduate programs, with our Physical Therapy program ranked seventh in the nation by U.S.News and our Physician Assistant and Genetic Counseling programs among the largest and top-scoring in the nation.”
As Greiner concludes, “The challenge before Arcadia now is how will we meet and exceed the next set of expectations that we as a community set for ourselves, goals that will carry us through the next decade to 2010.” Read the entire letter in the Annual Report.