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Strategic Planning: Moving Toward Implementation Strategic Planning Committee Open Forum
Strategic Planning Definitions Strategic Planning: The process of creating alignment between an organization’s day-to-day activities and its long term priorities Strategic Issue/Priority: A problem or opportunity that the institution wishes to address or take advantage of Goal: A specific, measurable statement of what will be done to address strategic issues Action/Tactic: An activity that helps to accomplish a goal. Action/tactics include responsibility, timeline, resources required and assessment Academic Distinction: Striving to provide a quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students as defined by the measurements established through key performance indicators
Strategic Planning Definitions Enrollment Management: Influencing the institution’s enrollment (size, quality, mix) from the point of initial student inquiry about the institution, to the point of graduation, placement in a position, or graduate school. Includes alumni feedback and support. Assessment: Assessment includes the gathering of information concerning the functioning of students, staff, and institutions of higher education. The information may or may not be in numerical form, but the basic motive for gathering it is to improve the functioning of the institution and its people. Functioning refers to the broad social purposes of a college or university: to facilitate student learning and development, to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and to contribute to the community and the society. -- Alexander Astin
Strategic Planning Theme: Academic Distinction St. Cloud State University will strive to provide a quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students. A.The University will strive for excellence by providing a rich, diverse, and global curriculum. Classes and programs will integrate diverse perspectives. B.The University will strive for excellence in upper-division liberal arts and professional (majors and minors) and graduate programs. C.The University will strive for academic excellence in programs by either maintaining accreditation or following national guidelines and standards issued by professional associations.
Strategic Planning Theme: Academic Distinction St. Cloud State University will strive to provide a quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students. D.The University will strive to produce an intellectual atmosphere conducive to a comprehensive learning experience by focusing on quality in-class and out-of-class experiences such as small class size, advising, mentoring, internships, performances, etc. E.The University will not only be a place for learning; it shall also strive to create knowledge through research within the programs. Faculty will use various models of pedagogy and scholarship to enhance the student’s experience both within and outside of the classroom. F.The University will strive to offer graduate programs that are integrated and supportive of our undergraduate programs.
Strategic Planning Theme: Academic Distinction St. Cloud State University will strive to provide a quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students. G.The University will strive to selectively recruit students to match the academic major, minor and graduate programs. Comprehensive recruitment strategies and practices will be developed into a deliverable Recruitment and Retention for Academic Distinction plan. H.Through recruitment and retention, the University will actively increase the numbers of students reflecting demographic diversity (domestic and global). I.The University will actively increase student retention in order to optimize the graduation rate in all programs.
Strategic Planning Theme: Service Community St. Cloud State University will emphasize and support services that lead to higher retention and success for students, faculty and staff. A.University resources will be aligned to match desired activity. B.SCSU will maintain programs and services that strive to make the campus one that respects diversity and works for social justice and a sense of connectedness for students and employees.
Strategic Planning Theme: University Community Relations St. Cloud State University will support and recognize practices and actively promote open dialogue and understanding among members of its internal community. A.Identify and remove barriers and issues that prevent community building. B.Develop program to enhance communication and information sharing among members of internal community.
Strategic Planning Theme: University Community Relations St. Cloud State University will support and recognize partnership development and community engagement efforts that contribute to the well being and stability of the University and its external stakeholders. C.Develop programs and initiatives that position St. Cloud State University as the primary educational partner throughout Central Minnesota. D.Promote the strengths of the University through an effective external relations program.
Strategic Planning Theme: Technology SCSU will provide appropriate technologies and resources that support teaching, learning, service and access. A.The university will provide students and faculty with classrooms and laboratories containing up-to-date, discipline-specific equipment and software. B.The university will utilize information technology and distributed learning to support classroom learning and to provide access for outreach. C.The University will apply appropriate technologies and resources to support teaching, learning, research, creativity, scholarship, and service. D.The university will provide appropriate technologies and resources to enhance access to support services.
Strategic Planning Theme: Diversity & Social Justice The University will strive to create and maintain a welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff, and administration from all walks of life. This includes maintaining a rich environment that models respect for difference and providing a supportive and nurturing climate for all university students, faculty, staff and administrators of color. A.The University will increase the diversity profile of students, faculty, staff, and administration throughout the university, especially those who are disproportionately underrepresented at the current time (American Indian, African American, Latino, Jewish, and people with disabilities). B.The University will examine and revise, where appropriate, the institutional policies and practices that disenfranchise and marginalize students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
A Progress Report on Strategic Planning at SCSU Presented by: Dr. Judith Kilborn
Strategic Planning Recap Strategic Planning Committee Actions Strategic Planning Themes approved in 1997 SCSU Mission and Vision approved by MnSCU October 2002 Priority Strategic Goals approved Fall 2003 Key performance indicators to be completed by end of this year Strategic Planning Cycle Phase 1: Internal and External Environment Assessment Phase 2: Formulating Mission & Vision Phase 3: Formulating Strategies Phase 4: Implementation Phase 5: Assessment Phase 6: Course Correction and Plan Renewal
A Discussion of Carnegie Classification Presented by: Dr. David DeGroote
Research Universities: Institutions offer a full range of baccalaureate programs, are committed to graduate education through the doctorate, and give high priority to research. Award 50 or more doctoral degrees per year and receive at least $15.5 million per year in Federal Support. Doctoral Universities: Institutions offer a full range of baccalaureate programs, are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. Award 10 or more doctoral degrees per year in three or more disciplines. Comprehensive Universities: Institutions offer a full range of baccalaureate programs, are committed to graduate education through the masters. Comprehensive I: 40 or more masters in at least three different programs => SCSU Liberal Arts Colleges: Institutions are primarily undergraduate colleges with major emphasis on baccalaureate degrees on baccalaureate degree programs. Liberal Arts I colleges award 40% or more of their baccalaureate degrees in liberal arts fields and are restrictive in admissions. Liberal Arts II colleges award fewer than 40% of their baccalaureate degrees in liberal arts fields or are less restrictive in their admissions. [From: Understanding Faculty Productivity, Michael Middaugh, 2001, p.11, Jossey-Bass] Definitions: Carnegie Classification (1994)
According to 2000 Carnegie Classification, there are five Master’s Colleges and Universities I in Minnesota: St. Cloud State University Minnesota State University, Mankato Minnesota State University, Moorhead Winona State University University of Minnesota - Duluth Definitions: Carnegie Classification
Full-Time Instructional Faculty and Staff Average Hours Worked Table One: Average hours worked by Full Time Instructional Faculty and staff Type of institution Full Time Instructional Faculty and Staff Mean Hours/week SemesterFall Fall Fall Fall All institutions528,261560, Public Research107,358138, Private Research32,16439, Public Doctoral52,80858, Private Doctoral28,68421, Public Comprehensive94,47783, Private Comprehensive38,56138, Private Liberal Arts38,05248, Public 2-Year109,957102, Sources: 1 National Center for Education Statistics, National Center for Education Statistics, 1999
Full-Time Instructional Faculty and Staff Number of Faculty and Staff
Full-Time Instructional Faculty and Staff Allocation of time, by function Sources: 1 National Center for Education Statistics, 1997; 2 National Center for Education Statistics, ,000109,957Public 2-Year ,00038,052 Private Liberal Arts ,00038,561 Private Comprehensive ,00094,477 Public Comprehensive ,00028,684Private Doctoral ,00052,808Public Doctoral ,00032,164Private Research ,000107,358Public Research ,000528,261All institutions Fall 1998 Fall 1992 Fall 1998 Fall 1992 Fall 1998 Fall 1992 Fall 1998 Fall 1992 Fall 1998 Fall 1992 Prof Dev Other Administrative ResearchTeaching Percentage of time spent in each activity Full Time Instructional Faculty and Staff Type of Institution
Full-Time Instructional Faculty and Staff Classroom & Student credit hrs. Table Three: Average classroom hours and student credit hours Fall 1987 and Fall 1992 Type of institution Full Time Instructional Faculty and Staff Classroom hoursStudent Credit Hours Fall 1992Fall 1987Fall 1992Fall 1987Fall 1992Fall 1987 All institutions528,261515, Public Research107,358102, Private Research32,16441, Public Doctoral52,80856, Private Doctoral28,68425, Public Comprehensive94,47797,  A Private Comprehensive38,56136, Private Liberal Arts38,05238, Public 2-Year109,95796, Sources: 1 National Center for Education Statistics, 1997 Note: A St. Cloud State University: Fall 2003
Full-Time Instructional Faculty and Staff Student credit hrs. over time
Full-Time Instructional Faculty and Staff Average scholar products
A Look at Assessment through Key Performance Indicators Presented by: Dr. Brenda Wentworth
Definitions: Assessment & KPIs Assessment: Includes the gathering of information concerning the functioning of students, staff, and institutions of higher education. Information may or may not be in numerical form, but the basic motive for gathering it is to improve the functioning of the institution and its people. Functioning refers to the broad social purposes of a college or university: to facilitate student learning and development, to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and to contribute to the community and the society. -- Alexander Astin Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): Measures that are monitored in order to determine the health, effectiveness and efficiency of an organization. KPIs help the organization think strategically about itself and its environment. They are specific, objective measures that tell an organization if it is accomplishing its goals. Quantitative KPIs allow you to reflect the results of a large, statistically significant sample Qualitative KPIs provide in-depth information on a small sample of a larger population Based on the work of Michael Dolence
Definitions: Direct & Indirect Measures Direct Measures: Test what students have learned Indirect Measures: Ask students their opinions about what they have learned Each program should have a balance of direct and indirect measures. Academic Distinction: Striving to provide a quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students as defined by the measurements established through key performance indicators
Examples of KPIs Undergrad FTE Enrollments Undergrad credits/30 as measured on the 45th day after the completion of the term (undergrad credits are based on student level not course level) Enrollment Management Per Semester Graduation Rate Number of admitted freshmen, who are enrolled on a full-time basis, and complete a bachelors degree in 6 or fewer years Enrollment Management Annual Student Involvement in Community Number of students who participate in volunteer activities each academic year Student Life & Development Per Semester Student Academic Experience Number of students enrolled in capstone courses that require student/faculty research and/or responses on the NSSE student survey Academic AffairsPer Semester & Annually DefinitionResponsibleCalendar
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