Institutional / Administrative Mission and Goals
President's Cabinet

Academic Vice President


Academic Goals

  1. Continue curriculum development initiatives to meet accrediting bodies’ needs and student learning outcomes.
    1. Oversee the completion self-studies for CCNE (nursing), NCATE (education), NASM (music), and Dietetics (accrediting council) and the arrangements for visits during the fall of 2010.
    2. Establish task force recommendations for Math, Bachelor of Individualized Learning (BIL), Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS), Arts Administration, and Global Awareness.
    3. Identify a structure for the General Education Core Curriculum and construct an implementation plan.
    4. Re-align online courses with the student learning outcome measures for face-to-face courses.
    5. Continue the faculty/student research program and explore ways to provide a small travel allowance for student presentations at conferences.
    6. Take appropriate steps to apply for a new Title III grant.
    7. Oversee the process by which the DNP change request will come to fruition.
  2. Refine school structures to best acknowledge faculty primacy over curriculum, faculty workload issues, and efficient and effective functioning of a leadership team.
    1. Make at least three deans fulltime for the next academic year.  Then phase in two more deans the following year.
    2. Review the structure of the Graduate Council to articulate the expectations of graduate faculty, students and school and encompass the HLC requirements for completing the 2012 progress report.
    3. Establish the Adult Education Council to articulate the role of the School of Letters and Science Chairs, the Dahl School of Business OMGIT coordinator and the MGIT coordinator, the assistant Dean of the Bachelor of Science Completion program, the program administrators and the Dean of the School of Graduate, Professional, and Adult Education to continue to offer programs in line with the HLC review team recommendations.
    4. Establish parameters and a notification system for starting and closing off-campus sites to meet HLC criteria.
    5. Work with the Faculty Council for a successful governance transition. 
  3. Successfully complete the integration of new faculty, fill vacant faculty positions with quality new faculty, and expand the faculty culture of teaching and learning, research and service.
    1. Begin advertising for vacant positions in early September and hire by the end of January.
    2. Use faculty development programming to aid faculty in increasing their capacity for research activities.
    3. Address faculty workload by articulating the amount of overloads, stipends and reassigned time to be provided in a system focused on the fair and equitable treatment of all faculty. 
  4. Enhance the partnership with admissions to increase enrollment.
    1. Attract highly qualified students in various programs in line with the academic distinction measures.
    2. Measure the effectiveness of the Student Success Initiative to address retention efforts.
    3. Increase targeted options for transfer students in both daytime and nighttime programs through articulation agreements and the development of new majors for the School of Graduate, Professional and Adult Education.
    4. Establish training for those faculty members involved in recruiting students.


Academic Vice President

Academic Goals

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. 


Vice President of Academic Affairs



  1. Complete Self-Study and submit to HLC/NCA.
  2. Establish a well organized plan which includes personnel to continue the work of Title III regarding faculty development and Learner Centered Assessment.
  3. Establish readiness for Viterbo to receive general approval to offer masters degrees and approval for the two doctoral programs.
  4. complete the work of the three year task force on new policies and procedures for Promotion and Tenure.
  5. Begin the process for a systematic review of all academic programs.
  6. Continue the process of assessment of core abilities in General Education program and begin process for laying the ground work for initiating necessary revision of General Education program which would include a first year experience and capstone course.