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1 A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, Bemidji State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator.

2 Spring 2014: A Few Tidbits Academic Affairs

3 A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, Bemidji State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. Construction Plans Bill Maki

4 Reminder Zach Johnson presentation on use of student pictures on class rosters this afternoon

5 Who is Academic Affairs? Three people o Diane Backer o Patrick Guilfoile o Martin Tadlock

6 Academic Affairs Deans’ Council Jim Barta Jeanine Gangeness Colleen Greer Bob Griggs Patrick Guilfoile Lynn Johnson Shawn Strong Martin Tadlock

7 Academic Affairs Council All members of Deans’ Council Doug Olney, Director Institutional Research and Effectiveness Michelle Frenzel, Registrar Angie Gora, Summer program director Cherish Hagen-Swanson, Director IPC Tony Treuer, Executive Director AIRC Jim Pulliam, CIO Joan Miller, Director Graduate Studies John Centko, Provost, NTC Kelli Steggall, Director TRIO/SSS Marla Patrias, Chief Development Officer Scott Faust, Director Communications and Marketing Laurie Desiderato, CPD Marsha Driscoll, Honors Carla Norris-Raynbird, WS/GS Deb Peterson, Liberal Education Sanjeev Phukan, International Relations

8 Academic Affairs Forum Includes all deans, directors, department chairs Monthly meeting Open to anyone

9 Internationalization Council Joint meeting of members across AA, SDE, and Admin/Finance Meets monthly Open to anyone

10 A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, Bemidji State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. Academic Plan Update

11 Academic Beliefs Bemidji State University is: A living/learning environment where teaching and student learning is at the heart of everything we say and everything we do. An institution where learning best occurs when students engage their ‘mind, heart and hands’ in addressing personal and social concerns relevant to them and to their world. A university where students, staff, faculty and administrators are teachers and everyone is a learner. An environment where creative and critical thinkers engage in service as part of our obligation as a regional steward of place where we advance the ‘common good’ (see definitions page). Therefore, we believe that teaching, learning and the needs of students are considered first in all university planning, in all assessment and evaluation activities (including the evaluation of students, faculty, staff, and administration), and in all decisions regarding resource allocation.

12 Academic Mission Bemidji State University is an undergraduate institution with specialized and distinct graduate programs where academic content and delivery of that content is grounded in the principles of social justice and democracy (see definitions page).

13 Academic Core Values Creative and critical thinking (see definitions page). Living democratic principles. Inclusion of students, staff, faculty and administrators in all aspects of university life. Highly interactive, relevant and engaging teaching and learning environments.

14 Academic Programming Priority Areas Health and human capacity (see definitions page). Personal and social responsibility (see definitions page). Learning, knowing, and understanding the role of business related activities. Writing/reading/speaking/listening across the university. Curricular integration, particularly in liberal education (see definitions page).

15 Academic Vision Bemidji State University will offer students an exemplary educational experience, both residential and online. Regardless of a student’s chosen pathway to a degree, BSU students will demonstrate growth in academic learning and in living BSU’s core academic values and will rank number one within the MnSCU System on the following outcomes: Percent of students passing state licensure exams. Percent of students with education abroad experience. Percent of students graduating with more than one credential. Percent of students participating in service learning, practicums, internships and other community-based educational experiences. Percent of students engaged in environmental stewardship activities.

16 Academic Plan: Goal Areas II.1 Becoming financially sustainable II.2 Becoming distinctively BSU II.3 Becoming internationally competitive II.4 Designing organizational support for 1-3

17 II.1 Becoming financially sustainable New positions and growth; 6 probationary and 6 fixed-term for 80/20 First-time/full-time freshmen target of 850 New programs: o MBA o Leadership o Water lab o FasTrack PostBac o 80/20 distance Nursing Sp Ed DLiTE/FasTrack MarComm SOWK

18 II.1 Becoming financially sustainable: assessment Please keep up the good work Almost all programs have assessment plans done- if not please do those ASAP- report due to HLC this month. Reminder about the upcoming deadline for putting in preliminary findings January 17 th - Findings from fall semester May 13 th - Findings from spring, Action Plan

19 II.2 Becoming distinctively BSU: internal Promote programmatic excellence and raise expectations Encourage interdisciplinarity between classes and subjects Reorganized graduate education eLearning Support Office moving to A.C. Clark Library (Library Learning Commons) Live democratic principles and values of inclusion: community of caring Web site posting of all agendas/notes Campus civility committee

20 II.2 Becoming distinctively BSU: regional BCAC collaboration for Watermark Regional Art Center BCT collaboration for theater Chamber/Greater Bemidji employee retention collaboration Biomass collaboration with local manufacturers Expansion of internship/work abroad opportunities

21 II.3 Becoming internationally competitive Intensive English Center partnership with WSU 12 affordable education abroad locations Visiting scholars program under construction International summer camps in progress

22 II.3 Becoming internationally competitive Four work abroad locations in China for students Four teach abroad locations in China for faculty Partnership with Singapore Tourism Board

23 II.4 Designing organizational support for week semesters beginning next fall Opportunity to edit new strategic plan to address aspirational goals and national issues impacting higher education Rethinking organizational structure of academic affairs will begin next year

24 II.4 Designing organizational support for 1-3: Photo Rosters Based on faculty request Within EARS, in the portal Also, new way to your entire class. A big thanks to Sam Parsons for pulling this together in short order. Sam and Zak are giving a presentation today on EARS in HS 231 at 1:30 if you would like more info.

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28 Implications and Considerations Impact on future bottom dollars in colleges Interdisciplinarity focus Future of BSU discussions

29 Academic Plan Progress rs/strategic_planning/http://www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/affai rs/strategic_planning/

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