Action Plan for the University Strategic Plan



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.

Tenure-Track Appointments

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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