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Years 1-3. I. Partnerships for Students (Teaching and Learning) o Surveyed departments concerning student participation regarding service learning o Developed.

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1 Years 1-3

2 I. Partnerships for Students (Teaching and Learning) o Surveyed departments concerning student participation regarding service learning o Developed a Quality Enhancement Plan focusing on critical thinking o Hired assistant provost for Retention and Student Services o Created Center for Advisement and Student Success o Hired professional advisers for freshmen o Initiated Freshmen Academic Success Tracking o Increased student retention

3 I. Partnerships for Students (Teaching and Learning) continued o Implemented learning communities o Developed and implemented online learning courses o Implemented regional tuition for undergraduate and graduate students o Implemented Banner Student Information System o Received external recognition for distinctive programs with community engagement: Carnegie elective classification as community engaged institution Presidents Honor Roll for community service o Achieved higher levels of satisfaction from students and faculty

4 II. Partnerships for Education and Research o Reorganized administrative staffing in Grants/Research to provide centralized support for special projects o Identified four high-priority areas for research and engagement o Sponsored public symposium on environmental research; school readiness o Increased external funding o Expanded direction of SimCenter: National Center; technology for business and industry through nonprofit Applied Resource Center o Implemented university-wide research day o Purchased building for Center for International Programs o Expanded global relationships, especially with Germany o Conducted substantial inventory of arts programs for the public and all outreach activities

5 III. Partnerships for Diversity o Established Multicultural Center/Womens Center o Established Office of Equity and Diversity o Created equity and diversity advisory committee o Developed and implemented diversity training for faculty/staff; search committees o Completed post-Geier statement of commitment to diversity and access o Increased percentage of staff and students of diversity o Increased number of students registered with Office of Students with Disabilities o Created a more accessible campus: automatic door openers, handrails, elevator upgrades, locksets, tactile map o Completed way-finding map

6 IV. Enabling Partnerships o Produced campus technology plan o Updated all buildings on main campus to wireless network access o Upgraded speed bandwidth and added Internet 2 o Installed and updated podiums in classrooms o Transferred student accounts from Mocsnet to Google o Administered satisfaction surveys to faculty/staff/students o Extended use of social media to students o Gained #1 ranking in metro market among ages 35 – 64 o Increased UTC selectivity factor for admissions o Formed Black Alumni Association o Increased alumni giving

7 IV. Enabling Partnerships continued o Hosted campus workshop on sustainability o Completed and submitted to AASHE UTCs greenhouse gas emissions inventory o Developed climate action plan o Hired new sustainability officer in Facilities o Achieved designation as a state-certified arboretum o Benchmarked library expenditures against four sets of peers o Worked with Tenn-Share to begin subscription to FirstSearch Worldcats base package o Increased overall satisfaction with the Lupton Librarys collection and services o Acquired 12 Bloomberg stock market terminals o Installed a stock market ticker in Finance Department, COB

8 IV. Enabling Partnerships continued o Increased number of graduate students o Enhanced the availability of graduate assistantships o Increased the number of graduate degrees awarded o Hired new football coach o Shattered the single-season attendance record at Finley Field o Increased the GPA for student athletes o Passed the NCAA Academic Progress Rate with all teams above the 925 benchmark and three teams with perfect score of 1000 o Had two teams (mens and womens track) named All-American o Had 14 student-athletes named to Winter Academic All Southern Conference o Increased number of Mocs Club members o Exceeded UTC campaign goal o Increased deferred giving

9 IV. Enabling Partnerships continued o Implemented UPRAC as a budget and fiscal allocation advisory body o Enhanced financial accountability by publishing budget materials online o Responded successfully to severe budget reductions of about 22 percent since 2008 o Implemented Efficiency and Effectiveness Task Force

10 I. Students: Teaching and Learning o Experiential learning o Persistence to graduation (retention) Level of satisfaction Level of engagement o Advisement, mentoring o Improved performance on tests o Online, evening, weekend offerings o Distinctive programs o Recruitment of students by regional employers o Impact of general education curriculum on student learning

11 II. Education and Research o Number of global/international partnerships o Impact of global/international partnerships on student learning and attitudes III. Diversity o Levels of acceptance o Integration of diversity into courses o Evaluation of partnerships to increase diversity opportunities o Achievement/maintenance of diverse faculty and staff

12 IV. Enabling Partnerships o Environment of openness in decision making o Faculty/staff recruitment and retention o Graduate School development: i ncreased number of programs and GAs o Diversification of UTC financial resources o Documentation of increased media visibility o Faculty satisfaction with support for research, creativity, scholarly activity o Evaluation of benefits of partnerships and Carnegie designation o State funding for laboratory science and health sciences buildings o Recognition as a demonstration site for environmentally sustainable university facilities o Average faculty salaries exceeding state-national peer groups o Financial support for expansion of library collections

13 Institutional Reputation o Charge: To monitor and report on UTCs progress in enhancing its academic quality as evidenced in its regional and national reputation. To identify ways to support distinctive academic programs, such as the Honors College, online and graduate degree programs. Student Success and Satisfaction o Charge: To provide oversight on expanded experiential learning opportunities, richer connections to the campus, enhanced advising, expanded integration of multicultural and diversity activities into the curriculum and campus life, and increased rates of retention and degree completion.

14 Engagement with Partnerships o Charge: To conduct an inventory of external educational and research partnerships as a starting point for this focus. Resource Development o Charge: To support UTCs strategic direction and mission through efficient and diversified human, technological, and fiscal resources. The Built Environment o Charge: To continue to develop an environmentally sustainable campus that is safe, well maintained, accessible, and aesthetically appealing. Communication/Marketing o Charge: To widen the channels of communication.


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