2003 Action Plan - Priorities
Recruitment & Retention of Students | Undergraduate Experience | Graduate Experience & Research | Academic Programs & Faculty | Connection to the Greater Community | Infrastructure/Support Improvement
Academic Programs & Faculty
Faculty Support & Development
The Teaching and Learning with
Technology Center within the Center for Teaching and Learning
will continue to develop strategies to facilitate faculty acquisition
of the skills they need to take advantage of the opportunities
that information technology offers for improving student learning.
Efforts on advancement of women and on recruitment and retention
of under-represented faculty will continue to be spearheaded
by Senior Faculty Associates dedicated to each area and working
on behalf of the Provost office. They will work closely with
colleges and senate committees.
Many faculty are involved with learner-centered initiatives
such as Freshman Learning Communities, Writing-across-the-curriculum,
standards-based teaching, service learning, and teaching with
technology. These various initiatives will be brought together
as an interrelated series of Communities of Practice under the
Center for Teaching and Learning to provide greater synergy to
the individual efforts.
Academic Program Review
With the appointment of a Senior Faculty
Associate for Program Review, academic program review has been
implemented with a renewed vigor and a shorter timeline between
start and action plan for a given academic unit. APR will continue
at its faster pace for FY04. Action plans that result from Academic
Program Review should be honored to the extent possible given
the budget situation.
We have a goal to increase the number
of tenure?track faculty in the University. We will continue to
convert PTI and/or NTT positions to tenure-track positions, consistent
with the current budget constraints, as well as to add new tenure-track
positions strategically through reviews such as APR.
Non Tenure-Track Appointments
A goal is to study and make recommendations
regarding the status and role of NTT faculty in the University
and in shared governance.
We have a goal to enable the library to apply successfully
for membership in the Association of Research Libraries through
increased support for the library's collections.
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