Complexities of operations built on old technology are infused throughout campus operations. The implementation of integrated data systems brings opportunities for addressing silos and creating an enhanced experience for all.
3.1 Demonstrate a commitment to curricular and technological innovation. University values: ACTIVE LEARNING, COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS
3.1.1 Identify and reduce the barriers to nimbleness of curricular change and innovation.
3.1.2 Enhance and develop an innovative curriculum, including degree programs or certifications that utilize the current strengths of the curriculum and expertise of the faculty, and that prepare students for graduate school or a career in a changing and global environment. This could take on various forms: the development of super courses or interdisciplinary programs that support the liberal arts integration into the professions (health, communication, business, and more).
3.1.3 Promote and expand interdisciplinary programs to meet the needs of our future and current students. Support leaders with professional development opportunities.
3.2 Develop “The Red Chair Distinction” as a designation that marks the campus as a model for others, demonstrates effectiveness, and results in the attraction of new students to the University. A Red Chair Distinction might be a course, a signature academic or cocurricular experience, a program like the First-Year Experience, an aspect of student services, or even an entire University department or academic major. Red Chair Distinctions set the University apart from other higher education institutions in a positive way.
3.2.1 Review all academic and academic success programs and develop baseline data for student engagement in leadership, innovation, and inclusive excellence. Strive to strengthen engagement activities and work toward a Red Chair Distinction in some aspect of operations and services.
3.2.2 Review all departments and functional areas within student development to evaluate effectiveness in outreach and impact on student engagement, leadership development, and inclusive excellence, and modify them to strive toward a Red Chair Distinction in some aspect of operations and services.
3.3 Increase undergraduate and graduate enrollment and retention.
3.3.1 Reimagine recruitment enrollment strategies that bring students to the University.
3.3.2 Grow the transfer student and adult learner population by reducing barriers and adapting academic processes. University value: ACADEMIC RIGOR
3.3.3 Graduate leaders and innovators with the essential skills of the liberal arts for jobs of the future.
3.4 Develop and implement a sustainable assessment of institutional structure to promote a commitment to a culture of continuous improvement. University values: COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS, INTEGRITY
3.4.1 Optimize and reduce barriers to success in all business and finance and advancement processes.
3.4.2 Optimize the structure of academic units/colleges/divisions.
3.4.3 Optimize service orientation and delivery of services through the implementation of upgraded data systems and process modifications.
3.4.4 Identify and address areas for continuous improvement.
3.5 Implement increased use of data and data analytics to increase institutional success.
3.5.1 Implement an integrated data management system and create processes to enhance the access, availability, and use of data sources throughout the University.
3.5.2 Develop a robust system for self-service access to data from diverse sources for use in data-informed decision-making across campus.