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1 Ferris State University Academic Affairs Division Plan March 30, 2006 Division of Academic Affairs Plan

2 Overview Plan Foundation and Principles Anchored by the three pillars, developing specific goals within pillars Responds to task force recommendations Enhances academic environment Division of Academic Affairs Plan

3 Enhanced Academic Environment Divisional Selected Successes Division of Academic Affairs Plan

4 Pillar I: Learning-Centered Campus Enhance Academic Environment  Professional Development  Enhanced Hiring Practices  Enhanced Faculty Support  Structural Reexamination Division of Academic Affairs Plan

5 Pillar I: Learning-Centered Campus Insure a current and relevant curriculum  Emphasized accreditation  Emphasized assessment  Supported retention  Curriculum innovations  On-line development Division of Academic Affairs Plan

6 Pillar I: Learning-Centered Campus Review processes that impact enrollment growth, retention, external partnerships  Hours for graduation  Small class size and low-enrolled programs  Classroom use  Summer enrollment  Ease of transfer  General education Division of Academic Affairs Plan

7 Pillar II: Working Together Physical Teaching Spaces Computer Replacement Schedule Continued Work with Ferris Faculty Association Division of Academic Affairs Plan

8 Pillar III: Engaged Campus Student Engagement Working Collaboratively with Educational External Partners K-12 Partners Division of Academic Affairs Plan

9 Pillar III: Engaged Campus Community Opportunities Grant Activities Freedom to Learn Division of Academic Affairs Plan

10 Enhanced Academic Environment College Selected Successes Division of Academic Affairs Plan

11 Allied Health Sciences Increased Enrollment Grant Funding Division of Academic Affairs Plan

12 Arts and Sciences Reduced nearly all programs and concentrations to 120 hours to enhance timely graduation and retention rates Made significant curricular changes in order to enhance programmatic flexibility, increase student transfers, and strengthen recruiting Division of Academic Affairs Plan

13 Business Student accomplishments highlight efficacy of faculty efforts to foster learning Collaborative curricular development across programs and colleges Division of Academic Affairs Plan

14 Education and Human Services Professional Development - through supplementing TIMME grants, organizing symposia, and implementing needs-based professional development, faculty from the four departments are seeking ways to work together. Improving cross-college relationships - Identifying a liaison to work with faculty from the other colleges to improve communications regarding programs. Division of Academic Affairs Plan

15 Library For FLITE users, completed first computer and application server replacement cycle since FLITE opened on March 12, 2001 For FLITE employees, completed merger of Reference and Instruction and Circulation Services departments to form the Public Services department Division of Academic Affairs Plan

16 Michigan College of Optometry Received $1 million grant from the Dow Foundation for new building Developed vision service to support and complement the University College Strategies Learning program Division of Academic Affairs Plan

17 Pharmacy The Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) reaffirmed our 6-year full program approval with a follow-up Interim Report in January 2006 Completion of the expanded enrollment (to 150 per class) necessitated the development of new practice sites at Spectrum (Blodgett); ProMed Healthcare; Covenant Healthcare and Cherry Street Health Services Division of Academic Affairs Plan

18 Technology College leadership – dean’s search; program and department leadership; faculty active in curriculum efficiency, development, accreditation, and professional development; increasing student involvement and communications Strong industrial relationships – successful in building relationships with industry and donors; 2005 in- kind donations = $922,959; 2005 cash donations = $375,913; scholarships; employment/internship; advisory committees Division of Academic Affairs Plan

19 University Center for Extended Learning Expanded and enhanced the Ferris online presence through coordination of more offerings, collaboration with Ferris Colleges and task forces, and implementation of communication improvements suggested by faculty and students to better position Ferris in this growing market segment Increased and strengthened its partnerships with community colleges, K-12 districts, employers, and associations, such as the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE). Division of Academic Affairs Plan

20 University College Developmental Programs – Developed and marketed the CareerQuest program throughout Educational Counselors - Completed groundwork for improving academic advising at Ferris with recommendations to Vice President Harris on March 24, 2006 Division of Academic Affairs Plan

21 Ongoing Significant Activities Academic Affairs Division Division of Academic Affairs Plan

22 Enhance Academic Environment Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Programs Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Hiring Division of Academic Affairs Plan

23 Enhance Curricular Excellence Assessment Engagement Learning Spaces Retention Ease of Transfer Division of Academic Affairs Plan

24 Enhance Curricular Excellence International Education External Partners Curricular Innovation Efficiencies Division of Academic Affairs Plan

25 Ongoing Significant Activities College Planning Division of Academic Affairs Plan

26 Allied Health Sciences Evaluate mix of programming Sponsor workshop to foster faculty understanding of scholarship Division of Academic Affairs Plan

27 Arts and Sciences Continue to strengthen multiple resources that are sites for student engagement Continue to foster innovative teaching in order to promote more effective learning outcomes Division of Academic Affairs Plan

28 Business Promote and expand CQI efforts involving all COB faculty/staff in order to more effectively serve all of our stakeholders, and achieve accreditation in the process Enhance curricular distinctiveness and responsiveness to workplace needs and expectations Division of Academic Affairs Plan

29 Education and Human Services Codifying Academic Service Learning - VISTA volunteer will be gathering and analyzing data to demonstrate the level of student engagement in academic service learning projects Expanding partnerships - The four departments have interns and students working in various public agencies, including school districts, and need to deepen the partnerships to continue to improve the programs Division of Academic Affairs Plan

30 Library Evaluate and plan for FLITE space utilization to address the issues of: shelving that was expected to last until 2016 is now 90% full; and, repurposing space freed by FCTL and TAC departures to support FLITE service expansion Activate interdepartmental partnerships to promote the use of new books, including showcasing of new titles, adding cover art and book review to online catalog, and reinstating a monthly New Books list on the library website with links. Division of Academic Affairs Plan

31 Michigan College of Optometry Finalize and grow the TLC Laser Vision Correction Center at MCO Establish an industry funded Applied Eye Research Unit Division of Academic Affairs Plan

32 Pharmacy Curricular review/revision to address revised ACPE Accreditation standards Enhance partnerships/programs (AHEC Grant, Engaged Partners Program, Anticoagulation Grant) with MSU College of Human Medicine at MERC and KCMS sites, particularly in view of the impending MSU COM’s expansion to Grand Rapids. Division of Academic Affairs Plan

33 Technology Develop a vision that establishes the college’s position as a national leader in applied technology and professional service; curriculum guidelines, facilities, resources and policies that support the vision; growth in enrollment and other creative opportunities Articulate the vision through external relationships and activities: project partnership with industry; applied research that enhances student learning; endowed scholarships; increased cash and in-kind donations Division of Academic Affairs Plan

34 University Center for Extended Learning Work toward increased student and staff satisfaction with off-campus programming through use of data, improved communications and systems, and collaboration with the colleges in the development of the off-campus product Continue to strengthen internal and external partnerships partnerships for the benefit of current and future learners, Ferris, and Michigan. Division of Academic Affairs Plan

35 University College Developmental Programs – implementation of the CareerQuest program and CARE learning community should increase enrollments by a total of students International Student Advisor – develop and provide a complete schedule of services and programming for the 200 international students at Ferris Division of Academic Affairs Plan

36 Summary Division of Academic Affairs Plan


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