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Promoting Innovation

Promoting Innovation

Marist is reimagining the role of higher education in

local, regional, and global contexts.


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Intellectual and Technological Strides

Marist's vibrant culture of innovation and institutional agility have been instrumental in our success. Today, the need to innovate is greater than ever. We employ human and technological innovation to make Marist a leader in the continuing evolution of higher education. Collaboration and experimentation are and will continue to be among our most distinctive characteristics, preparing our students well to meet the challenges inherent in an age of educational, economic, and social disruption.

Whether in our scenic location along the Hudson River, in cutting-edge digital venues, or in branch and affiliated campuses around the world, the College serves as vital lab space for active investigation and evaluation on the part of students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders. All members of the community engage in developing new and distinctive approaches to learning and the exchange of ideas.

Experiential Learning

We provide challenging and innovative curricula that promote experiential learning opportunities such as internships, student-faculty collaborative research, and access to advanced technology. Our on-campus facilities also enhance the hands-on learning experience for Marist students. The campus offers innovative laboratories like our Movement Analysis Laboratory, as well as technology-based learning centers like the Security Operations Center, the Center for Social Media, and the Investment Center. 

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Faculty Who Think Ahead

At the core of the educational experience at Marist is our distinguished faculty.  Offering both sterling educational credentials and deep professional experience, these talented men and women are deeply dedicated to the education and development of our students.  The members of Marist’s faculty share their knowledge with our students, mentor and encourage them, challenge them to think in new ways, collaborate with them on high-level research, and help them become career-ready.  We hear from countless alumni who reflect back on the significant impact their professors had and continue to have on their lives.  Each and every day, Marist’s faculty prove not only that outstanding teaching and outstanding research can go hand-in-hand, but that great teachers have a lasting impact on their students.

The Strategic Plan

At Marist, we are perpetually striving to grow and enhance the values of our institution. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan does this by focusing on three essential goals: Ensuring Student Success, Promoting Innovation, and Advancing the Social Good. These goals and supporting initiatives will assist us in setting operational priorities and will form the basis of the College’s annual planning and assessment process. They present a direction that is ambitious but achievable, a logical extension of the College’s historic strengths that focus equally on both our social and intellectual future.