2004 Action Plan - Executive Summary
Executive Summary | Context | Priorities | Appendix
The Action Plan 2004 derives from the 2000 Strategic Plan and should be understood as its annual iteration. We give the 2003 Progress Report under six major groupings:
Next, we give a section that identifies the Priorities for 2004. Advancement in these areas will assist the University in achieving the broad overarching vision of becoming one of the nation's premiere research universities located in an urban setting.
In order to accomplish the University's visions, goals and priorities, we need to link disciplinary interests to the (unranked) interconnected aims of:
- Liberal arts education in all undergraduate programs;
- Provision of a learning-centered environment;
- Scholarly activity for all faculty;
- Advanced research programs;
- Accomplished professional programs;
- Intercultural and international perspectives;
- Interdisciplinary programs across disciplines and content areas;
- Connections among graduate, professional, and undergraduate studies;
- Opportunities for collaborative research and scholarly interaction among faculty and between faculty and students;
- Exploration and use of new learning methods and technologies, when appropriate;
- Assessment of courses, programs and services for the purpose of their improvement;
- Information literacy and lifelong learning;
- Collaboration across institutions and between the campus and the community;
- Use of our location in an urban area, a center of international commerce and a center of governance, to offer a distinctive education to our students;
- Participation in partnerships that have a positive impact on community.
Achievement of these interconnected aims will contribute significantly to student learning and an engaged university. A dynamic balance is sought among teaching and learning, research and scholarship, university and community service, and undergraduate and graduate and professional programs.
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