1. Nurture the active learning culture developing on campus to
maximize student learning.
a. Explore infrastructure necessary to engage faculty in
building a thriving active learning culture.
b. Increase student/faculty research projects by 20%.
c. Encourage faculty mentoring / group discussions on how
to refine current projects into peer-reviewed works.
2. Explore and develop a framework that will provide our
students with a unique learning experience they will hold
in common, and in concert, with institutional values.
a. Facilitate the development of a general education
curriculum through development of an agreed upon
mission and goals statement.
b. Discuss ways of enhancing the role of multicultural /
international engagement in student learning outcomes.
3. Investigate the feasibility, establish the curriculum
parameters, and implement new academic programs that
will be particularly strong, academically distinctive, and
a. Establish system for offering relevant certificate
b. Implement new online programs.
c. Conduct a needs analysis, review potential enrollment,
and determine resources needed to select two majors to
begin Fall 09.
d. Begin implementing DNP and / or PhD for fall 2009 if
e. Help facilitate the expansion of graduate programs.