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PRESIDENT’S REPORT Ohio University Board of Trustees October 20, 2006.

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1 PRESIDENT’S REPORT Ohio University Board of Trustees October 20, 2006

2 President’s Goals for 2006-07 Improve Faculty Communication and Collaboration Manage the Office of Information Technology Recovery Process Implement the Comprehensive Strategy to Reduce High-Risk Drinking Improve Academic Honesty Implement Vision OHIO Raise Funds to Support Strategic University Priorities Strengthen the Financial Control Environment

3 Faculty Communication and Collaboration Working on Faculty Senate and Administration Shared Priorities for the 2006-07 year: –Faculty Retention and Recruitment –General Education –Information Technology –Academic Integrity Meeting with Faculty in all Departments and Schools on the Athens and Regional Campuses During Fall and Winter Quarters –Attended 15 Meetings to Date, which Includes 208 Faculty –Significant Positive Exchange of Information and Ideas Holding Weekly Luncheon Discussions with Faculty –Provost Kathy Krendl and Faculty Senate Executive Committee Representative also Attend

4 Information Technology Recovery Process Facilitating Weekly Meeting of IT Oversight Committee with Board Members Input Implementing 20-point Plan –Top Priorities Include Installing a Perimeter Firewall and Minimizing Use of Social Security Numbers Top Two CIO Candidates brought to Campus for Interviews –Margaret P. Cline, Information Technology Consultant and Former CIO at Eastern Michigan University –Michael Hites, CIO at New Mexico State University

5 Personal and Civic Responsibility Implementing the New Comprehensive Strategy to Reduce High-Risk Drinking –Committee Appointed to Implement the New Strategy –Working with Student Senate to Ensure Strategy is Implemented Effectively and Fairly Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt Conducting Thorough Review of Student-Athlete Code of Conduct –Improved Disciplinary System will be in Place by Beginning of Winter Quarter

6 Academic Honesty “Day of Discourse” held September 28 th to Address Academic Honesty –More Than 135 Attended the Gathering which was a Productive Exchange of Ideas –Education, Prevention, Detection, and Discipline were the Main Discussion Topics Academic Honesty Committee Reviewing Policies and Practices and Seeking Ways to Improve Academic Honesty –Committee Co-chaired by Associate Professor Scott Titsworth and Associate Professor Susan Sarnoff

7 Vision OHIO Implementation Faculty, Staff, and Students Involved in Strategic Planning Identified Three Top Priority Areas for Investment –Undergraduate Education –Graduate Education and Research –Faculty

8 Vision OHIO: Undergraduate Education Improve General Education Expand Service Learning and Other Learning Growth Opportunities Improve First-Year Student Engagement and Retention

9 Vision OHIO: Graduate Education and Research Increase Support for Graduate Research and Creative Activity Increase Efforts to Recruit and Retain Excellent Graduate Students Establish Realistic Workload Guidelines

10 Vision OHIO: Faculty Support Increase Efforts to Recruit and Retain Excellent Faculty Set Realistic Faculty Workloads Establish a Faculty Professional Development Office

11 National Recognition Tied for 14 th Place in Chronicle of Higher Education Ranking of U.S. Student Fulbright Grants Ranked 40 th on Washington Monthly’s list of 245 National Universities –Ranking Measures Community Service, Research, and Commitment to Providing Access to Higher Education Ranked 110 th on U.S. News & World Report’s List of Best 249 Universities New Record Set with 45 Nationally Competitive Student Awards in 2005-06

12 Alumni Events/Development Trips Chatham, MA Cleveland, OH Bangkok, Thailand Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

13 Public Relations/ Community Relations 33 Speaking Engagements 17 Press Briefings/Conferences/Media Interviews 14 Higher Education Council/MAC Meetings/Conference Calls 10 Receptions/Luncheons for Community and Faculty Members, Students, and Alumni 7 Meetings with Government Officials 6 Community Meetings/Events

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