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Community Colloquium August 21, 2008. Achievements from AY 2007-08 Review of Approved Strategic Plan Points of Emphasis Questions.

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1 Community Colloquium August 21, 2008

2 Achievements from AY Review of Approved Strategic Plan Points of Emphasis Questions

3 Including, but not limited to: Strategic Planning Middle States and ATS Accreditation Hurd Campus Residence Hall Project Exceeded Fundraising Goals Bond Rating Upgrade (S&P A-) Important new hires across campus Salary Task Force Family Work-Life Balance Task Force AMOS Launch  Transition in Board Leadership (College & Seminary)  Class of % participation in class gift  Tenure process changes Achievements from AY

4 Preparing Moravian for Future Generations Strategic Plan

5 Moravian Heritage “Not the children of the rich or the powerful only, but of all alike, boys and girls, both noble and ignoble, rich and poor, in all cities and towns, villages and hamlets, should be sent to school.” -John Amos Comenius The Great Didactic

6 Moravian College Mission Statement Moravian College is a residential, liberal arts college that draws on the Moravian traditions of community, engagement in the world, and balance among body, mind, and spirit in the life of the individual. The College seeks to develop in students of all backgrounds the capacity to learn, reflect, reason, communicate, and act with integrity as individuals and in association with others. This education prepares men and women for advanced study and continuous learning, individual achievement, and leadership and service for the common good. Adopted by the Moravian College Boards of Trustees October 2006

7 The Comenius Center Mission Statement The Comenius Center serves adult and part-time students through programs distinguished by academic excellence, which can lead to Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees and to professional certifications. As an integral part of an institution that values continuous learning, the Comenius Center prepares individuals for challenging professional positions, for service and leadership to the community and its organizations, and for the demands of a rapidly changing world. Adopted by the Moravian College Boards of Trustees October 2006

8 Moravian Theological Seminary Mission Statement Moravian Theological Seminary offers graduate degrees and continuing education programs to prepare men and women for effective leadership and service in congregational, counseling, teaching, and other ministries. The Seminary is rooted in the Moravian faith tradition – centered in Jesus Christ, grounded in Scripture, ecumenical in spirit, committed to community, and focused on missional leadership. Adopted by the Moravian Theological Seminary Boards of Trustees October 2006

9 Our Vision for the Future Thus, we envision a strong and vital Moravian which, in the future will be A community of the great embrace, welcoming men and women from all walks of life, locally, nationally, and globally; A community of liberal learning, where scholarship, intellectual curiosity and creative expression invigorate all facets of our lives; A community of service, which equips and empowers men and women to serve others with professional skill, grace, and integrity, including those who live out their lives on the periphery of society; A community of wise stewards, who care for and enhance our treasures of heritage, people and place for generations to come; As such, Moravian will be a leader within higher education--a community of choice for students, faculty and administrators, a model of excellence.

10 Initiative One Discover and develop a more diverse student body

11 Freshman class grows from 400 to 435. Strong academic profile of freshmen is maintained with 30 percent in top decile of high school class. First generation population grows from 25 percent to 30 percent of freshman class Lower income population grows from 24 percent to 30 percent of freshman class 2015 Student Profile Changes from 2007 to 2015

12 Historically underrepresented group population grows from 11 percent to 15 percent of freshman class Interest in the natural and mathematical sciences grows from 28 percent to 30 percent. Need based financial aid increases from 47 percent to 50 percent of all aid awarded. Overall tuition discount rises from 36 to 37 percent 2015 Student Profile Changes from 2007 to 2015

13 Initiative Two Recruit, hire, and retain faculty to create an excellent educational experience

14 Faculty Profile Hire 8 new full-time faculty in response to the growth in the student body. These lines are funded through the Hurd Campus enhancement project. Hire 6 new full-time faculty to move us: –From a 12.9:1 student-faculty ratio to 12.3:1, and –From 83% full-time faculty to 86.6%. –Cumulative cost of 6 new lines is $1.1m though 2015 The commitment to hire 14 new full-time faculty members is a commitment to reduce our reliance on adjuncts, and enable Moravian faculty members to more fully engage and challenge every student.

15 Initiative Three Recruit, hire and retain excellent staff in support of the student profile

16 Staffing Profile By 2010: Approximately 10 FTE administration and staff positions added in support of Hurd Campus Enhancement project Positions necessitated by nature of project Funding assumed in Hurd financial model By 2015: Approximately 6 FTE administration and staff positions added in support of student profile initiative. Positions necessitated by growth in student FTE and diversity, and for the educational benefit of students Priority established based on student profile, competitive environment and defined criteria Cost estimated at about $2.6 million, cumulatively Hiring implemented in accordance with prioritized list, as funding becomes available

17 Initiative Four Create the proper physical environment needed for excellence in teaching, learning and performing

18 Designated Projects Hurd Campus Enhancement project (already funded) Nursing Offices (through St. Luke’s) Facilities Master plan Comenius Hall Hall of Science - Phase 1 "fix-up" Main Residence Hall South Hall Upgrades Bernhardt & Wilhelm Residence Halls Renovation Briedegam Field House Haupert Union Building Expansion Comenius Center Health Center Hall of Science - Phase 2 - new const. Total cost of projects $46.5 million

19 Initiative Five Develop a comprehensive Technology strategy

20 Develop a Comprehensive Technology Strategy Assess current status of technology; engage all constituencies to develop institutional academic and administrative technology goals for Engage consultant (via RFP) with expertise in technology and academia to guide process. Establish new tech committee to oversee assessment, goal development, and work of consultant. Convert tech committee to a permanent implementation advisory committee.

21 Initiative Six Focus the Comenius Center as the division of Moravian College with the primary emphasis on graduate education and post-baccalaureate professional programs (exclusive of theologically- related programs) that have a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences

22 Comenius Center Projects Education: Expand M.Ed. program * Add 4 new concentrations * Add 3 new certifications Business and Management * Add MS in Human Resources Administration * Apply for external (ACBSP) accreditation Health science education * Add MS in Nursing with 3 tracks * Add post-baccalaureate pre-med prep program Alumni development * Add alumni engagement project

23 Initiative Seven Gather resources in support of Strategic Plan initiatives and develop a greater sense of stewardship among our various constituencies

24 Comprehensive Campaign The Comprehensive Campaign will: Raise funds to assist in realizing key initiatives. This includes capital, endowment, and unrestricted operating funds. Engage a consultant to validate $67 million (estimated) target by means of a feasibility study.

25 To be completed in Projects in :Funding Required Funding Availability: Admissions Outreach: Travel and Entertainment $12,000Funded in Budget Admissions Outreach: Travel and Entertainment Additional $6000 Will be funded if surplus funding is available at the close of the fiscal year Market Research$15,000Will be funded if surplus funding is available at the close of the fiscal year Publications$20,000Will be funded if surplus funding is available at the close of the fiscal year Strategic Initiative One: Discover and develop a more diverse student body

26 To be completed in Strategic Initiative Two: Recruit, hire, and retain faculty to create an excellent educational experience Positions in :Funding Required Funding Availability: None in $0

27 To be completed in Strategic Initiative Three: Recruit, hire and retain excellent staff in support of the student profile Positions in :Funding Required Funding Availability: Counselor$69,000$30 K Funded in Budget for ½ year position Women’s Soccer Coach$64,000Funded in Budget Campus Safety Administrator $101,000Funded in Budget

28 To be completed in Strategic Initiative Four: Create the proper physical environment needed for excellence in teaching, learning and performing Projects :Funding Required Funding Availability: 2 Year Capital Plan  Hurd Campus Residential Housing  Collier HOS Fix-ups  Campus Master Plan  Main Hall Deferred Maintenance  Payne Gallery Improvements  Various Deferred Maintenance and EH&S projects  Various Grants & Preservation $9,000,330$8,511,911 funded in budget 2 Year Capital Plan Deficit$488,419Projects to be acted upon as funds become available

29 To be completed in Strategic Initiative Five: Develop a comprehensive Technology strategy Projects in :Funding Required Funding Availability: IT Planning Consultant $75,000Operating Cash

30 To be completed in Strategic Initiative Six: Focus the Comenius Center as the division of Moravian College with the primary emphasis on graduate education and post- baccalaureate professional programs (exclusive of theologically-related programs) that have a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences Projects:Funding Required Funding Availability: Comenius Center Venture Capital $215,000Operating Cash

31 To be completed in Strategic Initiative Seven: Gather resources in support of Strategic Plan initiatives and develop a greater sense of stewardship among our various constituencies Projects:Funding Required Funding Availability: Campaign Feasibility Study $45,000Operating Cash Campaign Personnel and Expenses $373,910To be acted upon as funds become available

32 Points of Emphasis Implement the Strategic Plan Staffing Issues (hiring, mentoring, disciplining, developing) Assessment Communication Board Structure and Action


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