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Work Plan

Academic Priorities:

  • Academic excellence
  • Student, faculty and staff success
  • Research, scholarship, creative work, and innovation
  • International Education
  • Inclusive excellence

Key Focus Areas:

  • Strategic Plan, Campaign

 

Initiatives for 2015-2016

2015-2016 Projects

Initiative

Priority

Action Items

Lead

Status/Notes

Review hiring infrastructure and strategy; develop targets of excellence concept Faculty success, inclusion, research and academic excellence Develop strategies for joint hires, start-up packages, part-time hires, cluster hires, and targets of excellence Haefner, McDonald, deans From deans, trustees, strategic plan
Develop strategy to enhance graduate program portfolio to meet strategic plan goals Academic excellence The strategic plan calls for graduate students to make up 30% of total enrollment in 10 years. This initiative requires a strategy and balance of professional and research programs. Flores, Haefner, deans From strategic plan. Consider online, interdisciplinary professional (non-research) programs that require a co-op. 
Implicit bias curriculum and implementation Faculty success, inclusive excellence Develop university-wide curriculum and support college work in this area; establish annual meetings of P&T faculty, search and award committee faculty ADVANCE, Wild, Haefner, deans From ADVANCE and Provost
Welcoming environment goals Faculty success, inclusive excellence Develop university and college curriculum for creating welcoming departments ADVANCE, Lynn Wild, Haefner, deans From Provost, Diversity committee
Dual Career initiative Faculty and staff success ADVANCE to provide a recommendation for the University to develop and implement a dual career program ADVANCE, Wild, Haefner, deans, Provenzano From ADVANCE and Provost
Faculty Evaluation Support Faculty success Establish a robust infrastructure to support the evaluation of faculty; specifically focus on the annual review ADVANCE, Wild, Haefner, deans, Provenzano From ADVANCE and Provost
Explore informal Council of Chairs All priorities Develop concept of Council; use informal steering committee, survey chairs, develop POW Haefner, deans, Provenzano From Provost
Lead budget process revisions including research support All priorities Hone top requirements from deans; secure president support; work with F&A to implement Haefner, deans From Deans
Secure approval and implement process to release numeric data from student rating system Student and faculty success, academic excellence With taskforce,  senate and student government, develop policy and technology to release numeric data from Smart Evals Laver, Naveda, Haefner, deans From student government
Search for new GCCIS dean All priorities Form search committee, identify search firm, recruit and hire Haefner From Provost
Review intersession viability Academic excellence Form campus taskforce to review viabiility of intersession and make recommendations Naveda From campus
Faculty retention strategies Faculty success Identify additional strategies to insure institutional priority to retain faculty Deans, MacDonald, Haefner From Provost, Diversity committee
Study abroad pathways International education Departments and advisors to establish career- and life-enhancing study abroad pathways for each undergraduate program Deans, Myers From strategic plan
Advance interdisciplinary environment Faculty success, research, and academic excellence Topics to consider: definitions of centers, cluster hires, T&P commmittee training; manage RFP for interdisciplinary teaching Hall, Haefner, deans From strategic plan
Advance ontime graduation Student and faculty success, academic excellence Policies and practices; marketing; metrics Licata, Student Success Steering Committee From strategic plan
Address the part-time faculty environment Faculty success Propose title changes, look at compensation practices, identify improvements Haefner, deans, HR From campus
T-shape learning outcomes Student success, academic excellence With student affairs, ODI, EMCS: establish a campus-wide taskforce to recommend learning outcomes for the T-shaped graduate Haefner, Johnson From strategic plan
         

Continuing initiatives that require attention

Initiative

Priority

Action Items

Lead

Status/Notes

Support the ADVANCE initiatives Faculty success and academic excellence Known initiatives: Dual career, faculty evaluation, implicit bias, NSF indicators, Connectivity series and grants ADVANCE, Bailey From campus
Campaign All Preparation work Cauda, Haefner, deans From President
Set college goals - fund-raising, research, diversity All priorities Re-calibrate 5-year goals with deans, Raffaelle, Cauda, Haefner, MacDonald Deans, MacDonald, Haefner, Raffaelle, Cauda From President
China roll-out International education Develop communication plan and implement; form work groups to work on details Myers, Justice, Mozrall, Haefner From President and Provost
Middle States Accreditation study All priorities Prepare self-study Licata, steering committee, work groups From campus
Establish unified academic practices for academic issues between global campuses and Rochester International education Establish working group with representation from Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo, deans, associate deans to make recommendations concerning policies and practices Myers From deans
Campus-wide meeting of all faculty on T&P committees Faculty success, research, inclusion and academic excellence Meeting to discuss best practices, campus values, expectations. Items to consider: interdisciplinary work, new forms of scholarship, diversity, implicit bias Haefner, deans From deans retreat, ADVANCE
Master space plan; make progress on space issues and policies Faculty success and academic excellence Next steps to research space issues; prepare for drafting a Master Space Plan Provenzano, Raffaelle, Deans From strategic plan
Grow online portfolio Academic Excellence Increase # of professional masters degrees online; provide intensive internal communication for online and f2f support; build capacity to attract adult learners Hair From strategic plan
Implement new program review process Faculty success and academic excellence Implement 1st year approach for program review process Haefner, Licata, deans From last year, trustees
Adjust summer program - increase enrollments Student success, academic excellence, faculty success Analyze enrollment shortfalls, implement a data-driven framework for summer offerings, visit and possibly change budget and compensation models, form single source for courses and promotion, increase marketing Naveda, deans, budget office From President and Provost
COACHE survey Faculty success Prepare for next survey cycle; develop communication plan Wild, ADVANCE From ADVANCE
Revisit Activity Insight Faculty success, research Secure buy-in from President Haefner, deans, Provenzano From Provost