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					                                                       Recommended University Plan



                A                                                B                                           C         D         E       F
                                                                                                          Strategy            # Action
 1 Objective               Strategy                                                                       #        Priority   Steps    Theme
     Better                Improve communication to enhance engagement and support teaching                 BC1        M         3       I
 2   Communication         effectiveness among Community Faculty
     Better                Develop coordinated internal communication plan.                                 BC2        M         7       I
 3   Communication
     Better                Strategically raise the image and visibility of the university.                  BC3        H         4       E
 4   Communication
     Data (D)              Identify key measures (indicators) with operational definitions for critical     DS1        H         3       I
 5                         university processes.
     Data (D)              Identify and develop standard reports from the data warehouse and                DS2        H         8       I
                           other data sources needed by various individuals and groups
 6                         throughout the university.
     Data (D)              Determine and make available, via the web, an institutional data set,            DS3        M         3       I
 7                         articulating with MnSCU-published data as feasible.
     Engaged Learning      Create and maintain quality community-based partnerships, with special           EL1        M         2       C
                           emphasis on continuing to actively engage the East-Side Saint Paul
 8                         community.
     Engaged Learning      Enhance co-location in Minneapolis through collaborative initiatives with        EL2        M         2       C
 9                         Minneapolis Community and Technical College.
     Engaged Learning      Expand study abroad opportunities for Metropolitan State University              EL3        L         2       I
10                         students.
     Engaged Learning      Forge community-based partnerships that create fundraising                       EL4        M         8       C
                           opportunities to support University initiatives and strategically raise the
11                         image and visibility of the University.
     Engaged Learning      Increase number of courses that integrate community-based civic                  EL5        M         4      PD
12                         engagement in the academic experience.
     Enrollment            Develop and implement comprehensive recruitment plan                             EM1        H         9       E
     Management
13   (Moderate Growth)
     Enrollment            Develop and implement comprehensive retention plan                               EM2        H         7       R
     Management
14   (Moderate Growth)
     Enrollment            Develop measures and reports for use in recruitment and retention                EM3        H         3       I
     Management            decision making
15   (Moderate Growth)
     Full-time Faculty     Increase annual University commitment to new Resident Faculty                    FTF1       H         6       E
16                         positions.
     Full-time Faculty     Build on successful experience (e.g., online learning) to facilitate             FTF2       M         6       E
                           academic capacity-building (e.g., faculty positions) through program-
17                         based revenues.
18 Full-time Faculty       Continue to increase hiring and retention of faculty of color.                   FTF3       H         2       R
     Graduate Study        Fully implement a University-level office to coordinate graduate study.          GS1        H         5       I
19
     Graduate Study        Establish effective marketing approach to support enrollment growth in           GS2        H         4       E
20                         graduate programs.
     Instructional Space   Planning for a dedicated, state-of-the-art science and health professions         IS1       H         1       E
                           building at Saint Paul campus, to support academic plans to prepare
                           scientists and science/mathematics teachers for Minnesota’s future.
21
     Instructional Space   Develop detailed construction plans for: * smart classroom/office                 IS2       H         1       E
                           building at Saint Paul; * the co-located Law Enforcement Building
22                         (Hennepin Technical College).




Approved by Planning Budget Council 3/20/08
                                                    Recommended University Plan



               A                                             B                                         C         D         E       F
                                                                                                    Strategy            # Action
 1 Objective               Strategy                                                                 #        Priority   Steps    Theme
     Instructional Space   Lease additional classroom space at Midway site and at strategic            IS3       M         1       E
                           locations throughout the metropolitan area, to support program needs
23                         and enrollment growth.
     Instructional Space   Renovate space to support expansion of instruction in STEM disciplines      IS4       H         1       E
                           (e.g., “Green” chemistry lab) to prepare scientists and science and
24                         mathematics teachers for Minnesota’s future.
     Instructional Space   Pursue a comprehensive remodeling of the Management Education               IS5       H         1       I
                           Center (Minneapolis Campus) to efficiently increase instructional and
25                         office space.
     Instructional Space   Support improved scheduling of classrooms and technology for on-            IS6       M         6       I
26                         campus instruction.
     Instructional Space   Develop a comprehensive strategy (Facilities Master Plan) to meet           IS7       H         1       E
27                         future classroom and office space needs.
     Professional          Use biannual administration of the Valuing People Survey (and other        PD1        M         4      PD
     Development           instruments and data sources) to produce data to inform implementation
                           of continuing professional development programming.
28
     Teaching and          Develop a comprehensive plan for delivery of online learning and           TL1        H         8       R
     Learning              services and support continuing development of online courses (e.g.,
29                         General Education) and degree programs.
     Teaching and          Embed systematic assessment of student learning outcomes for degree        TL2        H         5       I
30 Learning                programs and General Education.
     Teaching and          Improve communication to enhance engagement and support teaching           TL3        M         7       I
31 Learning                effectiveness.
     Teaching and          Support curriculum development in STEM disciplines (including grant-       TL4        H         6       E
     Learning              funding) to prepare scientists, health care professionals and science
32                         and mathematics teachers for Minnesota’s future.
     Teaching and          Implement systematic support for faculty professional development.         TL5        M         5      PD
33 Learning
34 Values Task Force                                                                                   VT                  1       I




Approved by Planning Budget Council 3/20/08
                                                                    Metropolitan State University
                                                                           P BC Approved
                                                                           University Plan
                                          Strategy         Strategy Strategy
                                                                           March 21, 2008 Action                                 Action
   Objective           Strategy                                                                                                           Resources   Timeline   Theme
                                          Manager             #      Prority                                                      Step
   Better         Improve               Director, Human      BC1       M
Communication     communication to     Resources, & CTL                        Develop effective methods to communicate
                  enhance engagement                                           directly to community faculty regarding           BC1-1                   09        I
                  and support teaching                                         professional development opportunities.
Objective Leader: effectiveness among
 VP University    Community Faculty                                            Increase publication of and publicize
 Advancement                                                                   highlighted Community Faculty in Calendar,
                                                                               Catalyst, and on-line. Feature a different
                                                                               Community Faculty each month to highlight         BC1-2      1,500       09         I
                                                                               their diversity, experience, and
                                                                               accomplishments in terms of the mission
                                                                               and values of the University.
                 Develop coordinated VP, Advancement         BC2       M       Develop and ensure understanding of a
                 internal                                                      University emergency communication plan.          BC2-1                   09        I
                 communication plan.
                                                                               Create and administer an on-line Employee
                                                                               Satisfaction survey to be conducted
                                                                               annually with a three year cycle (first year of
                                                                               cycle will be full survey, with second and
                                                                               third year "10 minute Employee satisfaction       BC2-2      5,000        08        I
                                                                               surveys" to track trends and changes of
                                                                               satisfaction issues uncovered in the first
                                                                               year of the cycle.)

                                                                               Present survey results and trends to
                                                                               President's Cabinet allowing the Cabinet to
                                                                               strategize initiatives to be implemented in
                                                                               the following Fiscal Year to positively affect    BC2-3                   08        I
                                                                               the satisfaction issues related in the survey.



                                                                               Plan, coordinate, and conduct an annual
                                                                               "Listening Session," where results of the
                                                                               Employee Satisfaction surveys are
                                                                               presented. Conduct an internal
                                                                               Communication Audit of faculty, staff, and
                                                                               students to determine delivery methods,
                                                                               volume, type, and timeliness of information       BC2-4       500         08        I
                                                                               from the University administration to each
                                                                               group. to all staff. Staff is encouraged to
                                                                               discuss their interpretation of the results
                                                                               and comment on proposed initiatives.



                                                                               Conduct an internal Communication Audit
                                                                               of faculty, staff, and students to determine
                                                                               delivery methods, volume, type, and
                                                                                                                                 BC2-5      1,500        08        I
                                                                               timeliness of information from the University
                                                                               administration to each group.

                                                                               Conduct an Internal Communication Survey
                                                                               with individual University constituent groups
                                                                               to determine their attitudes towards current      BC2-6      3,500        08        I
                                                                               internal communication processes.

                                                                               Evaluate communication delivery methods,
                                                                               volume, type, and timeliness compared to
                                                                               the attitudes expressed as Internal
                                                                               Communication Survey results to develop           BC2-7      7,000      08-09       I
                                                                               new, and improve existing, internal
                                                                               communication processes.

                 Strategically raise the VP, Advancement     BC3       M       Create a Marketing Advisory Team to act as
                 image and visibility of                                       a conduit for the flow of information related
                 the university.                                               to marketing of the University both from
                                                                               University Advancement outward to the
                                                                               entire University community and from the          BC3-1       500         08        E
                                                                               rest of the University into University
                                                                               Advancement.




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                    Strategically raise the VP, Advancement        BC3       M
                    image and visibility of
                    the university.
                                                                          Metropolitan State University
                                                                                 P BC Approved
                                                                                 University Plan
                                                Strategy         Strategy Strategy
                                                                                 March 21, 2008 Action                                Action
    Objective              Strategy                                                                                                            Resources   Timeline   Theme
                                                Manager             #      Prority                                                     Step
                                                                                     Conduct a marketing audit through the
                                                                                     Marketing Advisory Team to determine who
                                                                                     is performing, or responsible for, marketing
                                                                                     activities across the University and to see      BC3-2      1,500        08        E
                                                                                     what marketing materials are being
                                                                                     produced.

                                                                                     Have the Marketing Advisory Team review
                                                                                     and present the results of the University
                                                                                     Marketing Study in a summary format with
                                                                                                                                      BC3-3                   08        E
                                                                                     implications in an open forum to the
                                                                                     University Community.

                                                                                     Develop an Integrated Marketing Plan to
                                                                                     position the University to all audiences
                                                                                     including the creation of key messages,
                                                                                                                                      BC3-4     10,000        08        E
                                                                                     brand development, and image and
                                                                                     positioning statements.

     Data (D)     Identify key measures CICT & Director,           DS1       H       Develop list of critical university processes.
                                                                                                                                      DS1-1                 08-09       I
                  (indicators) with        Institutional
Objective Leader: operational               Research                                 Develop list of indicators for each process.
     Director,    definitions for critical
   Institutional  university processes.                                                                                               DS1-2                   09        I
Research, & CICT

                                                                                     Develop steps for measuring each
                                                                                                                                      DS1-2                   09        I
                                                                                     indicator.
                    Identify and develop CIO and Director,         DS2       H       Obtain usage data from IT on existing
                    standard reports from  Institutional                             reports in Switchboard to develop prioritized    DS2-1                   08        I
                    the data warehouse      Research                                 list.
                    and other data                                                   Review minutes from meetings of deans
                    sources needed by                                                about data needs and summarize findings.         D22-2                   08        I
                    various individuals
                    and groups                                                       Compare prioritized Switchboard report
                    throughout the                                                   usage list to summary of deans needs and
                    university.                                                                                                       DS2-3                   08        I
                                                                                     develop combined list.

                                                                                     Determine resources needed to develop
                                                                                                                                      DS2-3                   08        I
                                                                                     reports.
                                                                                     Develop and implement plan to create
                                                                                                                                      DS2-4                   08        I
                                                                                     reports.
                                                                                     Develop master list of reports.                  DS2-5                 08-09       I
                                                                                     Train users to access reports. (*Train
                                                                                                                                      DS2-6                   09        I
                                                                                     selected staff in Crystal Reports)
                                                                                     Increase capacity in IR to support diligent
                                                                                                                                      DS2-7     45,000        09        I
                                                                                     distribution of data.
                    Determine and make           Director,         DS3       M       Obtain list and examples of MnSCU
                    available, via the         Institutional                         published data about Metropolitan State.         DS3-1                   08        I
                    web, an institutional     Research, and
                    data set, articulating         CIO                               Develop sample data set and obtain
                    with MnSCU-                                                                                                       DS3-2                 08-09       I
                                                                                     feedback from university community.
                    published data as                                                Develop schedule for updating data set on
                    feasible.                                                                                                         DS3-3                   09        I
                                                                                     web site.
Engaged Learning Create and maintain          Director, Center     EL1       M       Develop research opportunities and engage
                     quality community-       for Community-                         East Side community members and
                                                                                                                                      EL1-1      5,000       09+        C
                     based partnerships,      Based Learning                         university faculty in partnership.
                     with special
Objective Leader: emphasis on                                                        Design and conduct a university wide forum
Director, Center for continuing to actively                                          regarding community-based partnerships
Community-Based engage the East-Side                                                 to: identify areas of assessment needs;
     Learning        Saint Paul                                                      develop a plan to evaluate community
                     community.                                                      partnerships and projects; produce factual       EL1-2      1,500        09        C
                                                                                     ; and create measurable quality indicators
                                                                                     for continuous improvement.




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                                                                   Metropolitan State University
                                                                          P BC Approved
                                                                          University Plan
                                         Strategy         Strategy Strategy
                                                                          March 21, 2008 Action                               Action
Objective          Strategy                                                                                                            Resources   Timeline   Theme
                                         Manager             #      Prority                                                    Step
            Enhance co-location        Director, Center     EL2       M       Metropolitan State University and
            in Minneapolis             for Community-                         Minneapolis Community and Technical
            through collaborative      Based Learning                         College will jointly provide increased
            initiatives with                                                  community-based and civic engagement
            Minneapolis                                                       opportunities for university and college
            Community and                                                     students while building the capacities of
            Technical College.                                                community members. Programs will                EL2-1     71,000        09        C
                                                                              deepen collaborative work between all
                                                                              partners while providing youth and adults
                                                                              with community defined initiatives.



                                                                              Secure office space on the Minneapolis
                                                                              campus for community-based programs             EL2-2                   09        C
                                                                              (CCBL)
            Expand study abroad           Provost &         EL3       L       Assess current University approach,
            opportunities for          Director, Center                       systems, and policies for meeting student
            Metropolitan State         for Community-                         interest in study abroad (as identified in
            University students.       Based Learning                         FY07 AQIP Action Project), compare to
                                                                              approaches used by other universities, and
                                                                              recommend approach to meeting needs at          EL3-1     15,000        09        I
                                                                              MSU (Study Abroad Workgroup--
                                                                              interested faculty, staff, & admin)



                                                                              Assign necessary resources to implement
                                                                              recommendations by creating a full-time
                                                                              position for a study abroad coordinator.
                                                                              Duties to include: - Develop policies and
                                                                              procedures for study abroad, including
                                                                              information on how students receive
                                                                              academic credit, safety and security, etc. -
                                                                              Establish and support exchange
                                                                              opportunities to encourage travel for MSU       EL3-2     55,000        09        I
                                                                              faculty, students, and staff to travel abroad
                                                                              and for counterparts in other countries to
                                                                              travel to MSU - Investigate options for and
                                                                              establish financial support for MSU students
                                                                              to study abroad and for foreign students to
                                                                              study at MSU


                                                                              Develop policies and procedures for study
                                                                              abroad, including information on how
                                                                                                                              EL4-6                   09        I
                                                                              students receive academic credit, safety
                                                                              and security, etc.
                                                                              Establish and support exchange
                                                                              opportunities to encourage travel for MSU
                                                                              faculty, students, and staff to travel abroad   EL4-7                  09+        I
                                                                              and for counterparts in other countries to
                                                                              travel to MSU
                                                                              Investigate options for and establish
                                                                              financial support for MSU students to study
                                                                                                                              EL4-8                   10        I
                                                                              abroad and for foreign students to study at
                                                                              MSU
            Forge community-          Director, Center      EL4       M       Convene a "CommUniverCity"
            based partnerships        for Community-                          work/advisory group made up of university
            that create               Based Learning, &                       constituents, community partners, and
            fundraising               VP, Advancement                         municipal leaders (Minneapolis and St.
            opportunities to                                                  Paul) whose charge will be to guide the         EL4-1     10,000        10        C
            support University                                                direction of the university's civic
            initiatives and                                                   engagement initiatives including
            strategically raise the                                           dialogue/outreach with diverse communities
            image and visibility of
            the University.                                                   Secure our role as the "host" for
                                                                                                                              EL4-2     45,000        09        C
                                                                              youthdrive's PeaceJam annually
                                                                              Work with facilities master planners to
                                                                              secure a permanent location for the CCBL
                                                                              office space which is accessible to
                                                                                                                              EL4-3                   10        C
                                                                              community, faculty, staff and students while
                                                                              providing visibility to potential funders




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                     the University.


                                                                         Metropolitan State University
                                                                                P BC Approved
                                                                                University Plan
                                               Strategy         Strategy Strategy
                                                                                March 21, 2008 Action                             Action
   Objective               Strategy                                                                                                        Resources   Timeline   Theme
                                               Manager             #      Prority                                                  Step
                                                                                    Secure funds to participate in the American
                                                                                    Democracy's deliberative polling initiative   EL4-4     50,000       08+        C
                                                                                    annually
                                                                                    Through membership and participation in
                                                                                    marketing and advising team, we will
                                                                                    increase frequency and methods of             EL4-5      2,500       09+        C
                                                                                    publicizing and promoting community-based
                                                                                    partnerships
                     Increase number of     Provost, Deans, &     EL5       M       Create annual professional development
                     courses that integrate Director, Center                        workshops for faculty, teaching them how to
                     community-based         for Community-                         incorporate intentional community-based
                     civic engagement in     Based Learning                         learning components, including reflection     EL5-1     15,000       09+       PD
                     the academic                                                   components, into their new or existing
                     experience.                                                    courses

                                                                                    Departments or academic units will
                                                                                    participate in professional development
                                                                                    workshops to assist them in integrating an
                                                                                    intentional civic engagement component
                                                                                    into a sequence of courses. Allowing          EL5-2      5,000       09+       PD
                                                                                    students to continue developing a
                                                                                    commitment to civic responsibility across
                                                                                    multiple semester.

                                                                                    Review, redesign and conduct an engaged
                                                                                    campus audit every two years; hire a
                                                                                    consultant and conduct comprehensive          EL5-3     12,000        09        C
                                                                                    civic engagement audit every 10 years

                                                                                    Annually, provide three (3) faculty members
                                                                                    and their community partners a stipend to
                                                                                                                                  EL5-4      6,000        09       PD
                                                                                    pursue community-based research

    Enrollment       Develop and                                 EM1        H       Incorporate Aslanian market research data
  Management         implement                                                      into SERM's moderate growth strategy          EM1-1                  08+        E
(Moderate Growth)    comprehensive
 Objective Leader:   recruitment plan                                               Transfer Students (UG, Recruitment
   VP, Student                                                                      Strategies) * Increase the number of
 Affairs, & SERM                                                                    students who transfer from the community
                                                                                    colleges with AA degrees rather than AAS
                                                                                    or other two-year degrees * Increase the      EM1-2                  08+        E
                                                                                    number of technical college students who
                                                                                    transfer into our BAS program * Fully
                                                                                    implement DARS/CAS

                                                                                    International Students (UG, Recruitment
                                                                                    Strategies) * Increase the number of
                                                                                    international students * Streamline the       EM1-3                  08+        E
                                                                                    international admission process

                                                                                    New Programs (UG, Recruitment
                                                                                    Strategies) * Develop and promote new
                                                                                                                                  EM1-4                  08+        E
                                                                                    programs, e.g., Basic BSN, Peace Corps
                                                                                    B.A., Online programs
                                                                                    New Ventures (Grad Strategies) *
                                                                                    Establish an Office of Graduate Admissions
                                                                                                                                  EM1-5                  08+        E
                                                                                    * Develop Applied Doctorate (COM and
                                                                                    Nursing)
                                                                                    Online Learning * Online MBA * Human
                                                                                    Resource Management (COM) * Train
                                                                                                                                  EM1-6                  08+        E
                                                                                    additional faculty to teach online courses

                                                                                    Implement DARS as a tool for recruitment
                                                                                                                                  EM1-7                  08+        R
                                                                                    and retention
                                                                                    High School Graduates (UG, Recruitment
                                                                                    Strategies)* Increase the number of Power
                                                                                    of You students * Coordinate elementary
                                                                                    and secondary school outreach activities
                                                                                    through the Upward Bound Program *            EM1-8                  08+        E
                                                                                    Recruit other underserved students who are
                                                                                    not eligible for Power of You




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                                                                     Metropolitan State University
                                                                            P BC Approved
                                                                            University Plan
                                             Strategy       Strategy Strategy
                                                                            March 21, 2008 Action                              Action
   Objective           Strategy                                                                                                         Resources   Timeline   Theme
                                             Manager           #      Prority                                                   Step
                                                                                Online Learning *. Online MBA *. Human
                                                                                Resource Management (COM *. Train
                                                                                                                               EM1-9                  08+        E
                                                                                additional faculty to teach online courses

                 Develop and                                 EM2        H       Continue Development of the Engaged
                                                                                                                               EM2-1                  08+        R
                 implement                                                      Student Pathway
                 comprehensive                                                  Foster student learning through increased
                 retention plan                                                 support to the Center for Excellence *
                                                                                Expand tutoring services * Provide
                                                                                                                               EM2-2                  08+        R
                                                                                developmental assistance * Provide other
                                                                                services to be determined

                                                                                Expand current online orientation to include
                                                                                advising resources, make available to all
                                                                                                                               EM2-3                  08+        I
                                                                                students and advisors via portal

                                                                                Integrate early warning system into student
                                                                                                                               EM2-4                  08+        R
                                                                                pathway
                                                                                Develop structure/processes to facilitate
                                                                                collaboration between Academic Affairs and
                                                                                                                               EM2-5                  08+
                                                                                Student Affairs to enhance student success

                                                                                Develop process for identifying best
                                                                                practices in facilitating students'
                                                                                                                               EM2-6                  08+
                                                                                progression along pathway from recruitment
                                                                                through graduation.
                                                                                Integrate academic advising into pathway
                                                                                                                               EM2-7                  08+
                 Develop measures                            EM3        H       Metrics - Develop consistent reports for
                 for use in recruitment                                         tracking and measuring progress towards        EM3-1                  08+        I
                 and retention                                                  goals
                 decision making                                                Coordinate and Disseminate Retention
                                                                                Data (UG) * Reconcile university retention
                                                                                data with MnSCU’s Dash Board data *
                                                                                Build retention reports * Build Early
                                                                                Academic Warning Systems * Fully               EM3-2                  08+        R
                                                                                implement DARS/CAS * Implement use of
                                                                                ISRS edits * Develop and implement
                                                                                assessment edits

                                                                                Build list of reports needed to identify
                                                                                enrollment management issues and
                                                                                                                               EM3-3                  08+        E
                                                                                develop those reports to be used in
                                                                                decision making and planning
Full-time Faculty Increase annual         Provost & Deans    FTF1       H       Strategically identify programs requiring
                  University                                                    new resident faculty positions (with
                  commitment to new                                             reference to marketing research data) in       FTF1-1                 08+        E
                  Resident Faculty                                              order to achieve the University's moderate
                  positions.                                                    growth strategy
Objective Leader:                                                               Determine optimum mix of resident and
     Provost                                                                    community faculty on a program-by-
                                                                                program level and develop comprehensive        FTF1-2                  09        E
                                                                                strategies to achieve goals for RF/CF ratios

                                                                                Develop a model that ties enrollment
                                                                                growth to growth of resident faculty and
                                                                                                                               FTF1-3                  09        E
                                                                                support staff necessary to sustain academic
                                                                                excellence
                                                                                Establish annual target growth rates in
                                                                                resident faculty; work with OOC to build       FTF1-4                  09        E
                                                                                capacity to meet the targets
                                                                                Identify University Advancement
                                                                                approaches to support hiring of additional     FTF1-5                  10        I
                                                                                resident faculty
                                                                                Conduct a strategic analysis of anticipated
                                                                                faculty retirements to permit advance
                                                                                                                               FTF1-6                  09        I
                                                                                planning for replacement hires




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                                                                       Metropolitan State University
                                                                              P BC Approved
                                                                              University Plan
                                               Strategy       Strategy Strategy
                                                                              March 21, 2008 Action                               Action
   Objective             Strategy                                                                                                          Resources   Timeline   Theme
                                               Manager           #      Prority                                                    Step
                   Build on successful      Provost & Deans    FTF2       M       Design process, including criteria to assess
                   experience (e.g.,                                              market demand, to propose and approve
                   online learning) to                                            program-based/differential revenues to
                                                                                                                                  FTF2-1                  08        E
                   facilitate academic                                            support ongoing expenditures, budget
                   capacity-building                                              commitments.
                   (e.g., faculty
                   positions) through                                             Strategically identify program areas for
                   program-based                                                  development of program-based revenues.          FTF2-2                  09        E
                   revenues.
                                                                                  Build infrastructure (e.g., policies, support
                                                                                  staff) to support academic capacity building
                                                                                                                                  FTF2-3                  09        I
                                                                                  through program-based revenues.

                                                                                  Develop financial management systems to
                                                                                  support and track such resources into the
                                                                                                                                  FTF2-4                  09        I
                                                                                  designated purposes.

                                                                                  Provide data needed for decision making
                                                                                                                                  FTF2-5                 08+        I
                                                                                  and program review
                                                                                  Reallocate personnel funds at the college
                                                                                  level (e.g., retirements; resignations) to
                                                                                                                                  FTF2-6                 09+        I
                                                                                  create new faculty positions.

                   Continue to increase       Provost &        FTF3       H       Identify universities with established record
                   hiring and retention of Director, Human                        of preparing doctoral students of color and
                   faculty of color.          Resources                           develop strategic partnerships with them        FTF3-1    15,000       09+        R
                                                                                  (program-by-program?)

                                                                                  Determine challenges to hiring and
                                                                                  retaining faculty of color and develop          FTF3-2                  09        I
                                                                                  strategies to address them
Graduate Study    Fully implement a         Vice Provost &     GS1        H       Identify graduate program needs for support
                                                                                                                                  GS1-1                   08        I
                  University-level office   Dean, Graduate                        and coordination
Objective Leader: to coordinate                Studies                            Establish effective working relationships
 Vice Provost & graduate study.                                                   among graduate study office, college
Dean, Graduate                                                                    deans, graduate programs, and Graduate          GS1-2                   08        I
    Studies                                                                       Program Committee

                                                                                  Develop and implement growth strategies
                                                                                  for existing graduate programs as part of
                                                                                                                                  GS1-3     25,000       09+        E
                                                                                  University’s moderate growth strategy

                                                                                  Investigate potential for creation of new
                                                                                  master and doctoral-level programs,
                                                                                                                                  GS1-4                  08+        E
                                                                                  including collaborative and consortial
                                                                                  programs
                                                                                  Examine role and policies regarding
                                                                                  graduate assistantships in continued growth
                                                                                                                                  GS1-5     45,000        09        I
                                                                                  of graduate programs; expand graduate
                                                                                  assistant opportunities
                   Establish effective      Vice Provost &     GS2        H       Using data from the University’s marketing
                   marketing approach       Dean, Graduate                        study and other sources, determine
                   to support enrollment    Studies, & VP,                        priorities and strategies for effective         GS2-1                  08+        E
                   growth in graduate        Advancement                          marketing of graduate programs
                   programs.
                                                                                  Develop and implement marketing
                                                                                                                                  GS2-2     20,000       09+        E
                                                                                  strategies
                                                                                  Create web presence to enable prospective
                                                                                  students easy access to information about
                                                                                                                                  GS2-3                   08        E
                                                                                  graduate study at the University

                                                                                  Strategically identify opportunities for new
                                                                                  on-campus, online, or hybrid, graduate
                                                                                                                                  GS2-4                   09        E
                                                                                  programs based on market data




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                                                                         Metropolitan State University
                                                                                P BC Approved
                                                                                University Plan
                                               Strategy         Strategy Strategy
                                                                                March 21, 2008 Action                             Action
    Objective             Strategy                                                                                                         Resources   Timeline      Theme
                                               Manager             #      Prority                                                  Step
Instructional Space Plan for a dedicated,    Associate VP,        IS1       H       Follow process for a capital project
                    state-of-the-art        Administration, &
                    science and health      Deans, CAS and
                    professions building        CNHS
                    at Saint Paul
                    campus, to support
                    academic plans to
                    prepare scientists                                                                                             IS1-1                  08           E
                    and
                    science/mathematics
                    teachers for
                    Minnesota’s future.



Objective Leader: Develop detailed        Associate VP,           IS2       H       Follow process for a capital project
 Associate VP,    construction plans      Administration
 Administration for: * smart
                  classroom/office
                  building at Saint Paul:
                  * the co-located Law
                  Enforcement Building                                                                                             IS2-1                  08           E
                  (Hennepin Technical
                  College).




                   Lease additional      Associate VP,            IS3       M       Follow process for leasing projects
                   classroom space at Administration
                   Midway site and at
                   strategic locations
                   throughout the
                   metropolitan area, to                                                                                           IS3-1                  09           E
                   support program
                   needs and enrollment
                   growth.



                   Renovate space to    Associate VP,             IS4       H       Follow process for a capital project
                   support expansion of Administration, &
                   instruction in STEM Dean, CAS
                   disciplines (e.g.,
                   “Green” chemistry
                   lab) to prepare
                   scientists and                                                                                                  IS4-1                  09           E
                   science and
                   mathematics
                   teachers for
                   Minnesota’s future.


                   Pursue a               Associate VP,           IS5       H       Follow process for a capital project
                   comprehensive          Administration
                   remodeling of the
                   Management
                   Education Center
                   (Minneapolis                                                                                                    IS5-1                  09           I
                   Campus) to efficiently
                   increase instructional
                   and office space.

                   Support improved         CIO & Associate       IS6       M       Implement schedule builder application to
                   scheduling of                  VP,                               improve communications and processes
                                                                                                                                   IS6-1                  08           I
                   classrooms and            Administration                         related to course schedule creation
                   technology for on-
                   campus instruction.                                              Improve audio-visual equipment
                                                                                                                                   IS6-2                  08          PD
                                                                                    instructions and training for faculty
                                                                                    Improve sound quality in various
                                                                                                                                   IS6-3                  08           I
                                                                                    classrooms and auditorium
                                                                                    Work with faculty go identify additional
                                                                                    technology for use in enhancing instruction    IS6-4                  08           I

                                                                                    Add nine additional smart classrooms
                                                                                                                                   IS6-5                  08           I




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                                                                       Metropolitan State University
                                                                              P BC Approved
                                                                              University Plan
                                             Strategy         Strategy Strategy
                                                                              March 21, 2008 Action                              Action
   Objective             Strategy                                                                                                         Resources   Timeline   Theme
                                             Manager             #      Prority                                                   Step
                                                                                  Develop and implement a process for
                                                                                  alternate scheduling of classroom space for
                                                                                                                                 IS6-6                   08        E
                                                                                  web-enhanced (reduced seat time) courses.

                   Develop a            Associate VP,           IS7       H       Determine optimal mix of Metropolitan State-
                   comprehensive        Administration, &                         owned, co-located, leased and online
                   strategy (Facilities Provost                                   facilities/classrooms
                   Master Plan) to meet
                   future classroom and                                                                                          IS7-1                   09        E
                   office space needs.



  Professional    Use biannual             Director, Human      PD1       M       Analyze and present results of biannual
  Development     administration of the       Resources                           MnSCU employee development survey to
                  Valuing People                                                  the training and development committee         PD1-1                   08       PD
                  Survey (and other                                               and to president’s cabinet
                  instruments and data
Objective Leader: sources) to produce                                             Survey supervisors about training and
Director, Human data to inform                                                    development needs
                  implementation of                                                                                              PD1-2                   08       PD
   Resources
                  continuing
                  professional                                                    Develop online employee development plan
                  development                                                     form to automate the process of compiling
                  programming.                                                    and analyzing training and development         PD1-3                   09       PD
                                                                                  needs. Cost estimate?

                                                                                  Hire a staff member to serve as training
                                                                                                                                 PD1-4     45,000        09       PD
                                                                                  coordinator
 Teaching and     Develop a                Director, Center     TL1       H       Conduct needs assessment to identify
   Learning       comprehensive plan          for Online                          needed online academic and student
                  for delivery of online       Learning                           services, and integrate Student Affairs into   TL1-1                   08        R
                  learning and services                                           plans for online services
                  and support
Objective Leader: continuing                                                      Review organizational structure and online
    Provost       development of                                                  capacity of existing personnel to determine
                  online courses (e.g.,                                           appropriate assignment of
                  General Education)                                              development/delivery of responsibilities for
                  and degree                                                      online academic and student services
                  programs.                                                       (e.g., follow-up on orientation redesign
                                                                                  recommendations; improve ability to            TL1-2                   09        I
                                                                                  support coordinated delivery of online
                                                                                  courses and student/academic services for
                                                                                  students in online consortium (e.g., DNP
                                                                                  programs).


                                                                                  Select and operationalize key measures of
                                                                                  quality in online programs and services;
                                                                                  collect and analyze data, strategically
                                                                                                                                 TL1-3                   09        I
                                                                                  identify academic program areas for online
                                                                                  delivery

                                                                                  Increase capacity of COL through new hires
                                                                                  and possible restructuring (OAS in FY09)       TL1-4     35,000        09        E

                                                                                  Support and enhance use of web
                                                                                  conferencing and telecommunications
                                                                                                                                 TL1-5                  08+       PD
                                                                                  technology for use in online instruction

                                                                                  Gather data and analyze: develop timeline
                                                                                  to add GELS, required and elective courses
                                                                                                                                 TL1-6                   08        I
                                                                                  and full degree programs.

                                                                                  Analyze, establish and structure role of
                                                                                  online coordinators within academic            TL1-7                   09        I
                                                                                  departments.
                                                                                  Study feasibility of opening enrollment to
                                                                                  international students in home countries
                                                                                                                                 TL1-8                   09        E
                                                                                  and to incarcerated offenders.




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                                                                       P BC Approved
                                                                       University Plan
                                        Strategy       Strategy Strategy
                                                                       March 21, 2008 Action                                 Action
Objective          Strategy                                                                                                            Resources       Timeline   Theme
                                        Manager           #      Prority                                                      Step
            Embed systematic          Assessment and     TL2       H       Systematically align general education and
            assessment of                 General                          discipline-based assessment processes
            student learning             Education                         with common student learning objectives
                                                                                                                             TL2-1                        08        I
            outcomes for degree         Committees                         (as identified in AQIP Systems Appraisal
            programs and                                                   Feedback Report).
            General Education.
                                                                           Develop methods to share best practices in
                                                                           systematic assessment of student learning
                                                                                                                             TL2-2                        08        I
                                                                           outcomes and provide feedback to
                                                                           departments
                                                                           Update Assessment Procedure (#250)
                                                                                                                             TL2-3                        09        I
                                                                           Incorporate Voluntary Standards of
                                                                           Accountability into University assessment
                                                                                                                             TL2-4                        09        I
                                                                           practices, as appropriate

                                                                           Select and operationalize key measures of
                                                                           quality in online programs and services           TL2-5                        09        I

            Improve               Director, Human        TL3       M       Analyze content and volume of email
            communication to     Resources, & CTL                          received by community faculty (e.g.,
            enhance engagement                                             "Dummy" CF account to eliminate "junk" e-         TL3-1                        08        I
            and support teaching                                           mails - to highlight important messages)
            effectiveness.
                                                                           Increase publication of and publicize
                                                                           highlighted Community Faculty in Calendar,
                                                                           Catalyst, and on-line. Feature a different
                                                                           Community Faculty each month to highlight
                                                                           their diversity, experience, and                  TL3-2        1,500          08+       PD
                                                                           accomplishments in terms of the mission
                                                                           and values of the University. (Note overlap
                                                                           on p 9)
                                                                           Create an interactive web site based on an
                                                                           updated version of the Community Faculty
                                                                           Handbook designed so all Community
                                                                           Faculty can easily find information, links to     TL3-3        2,500          08+       PD
                                                                           resources, and contact information at the
                                                                           University.

                                                                           Create an on-line Community Faculty
                                                                           Directory as a resource for all faculty, staff,
                                                                           and students featuring self reported
                                                                           information from each Community Faculty
                                                                           such as other work or teaching experience,        TL3-4        1,500          08+        I
                                                                           areas of expertise, community involvement,
                                                                           and other pertinent information.

                                                                           Conduct a mid-term "Lessons Learned"
                                                                           workshop with Community Faculty to allow
                                                                           them to share issues or problems arising in
                                                                           the classroom and University. Use this
                                                                           information to continually improve and            TL3-5         800            08       PD
                                                                           update the information available on the
                                                                           Community Faculty interactive web site.



                                                                           Determine user needs related to data and
                                                                           build additional reports for enhancing
                                                                           understanding of programs and                     TL3-6                                  R
                                                                           identification of students within those
                                                                           programs
                                                                           Build faculty semester checklist in
                                                                                                                             TL3-7                                  R
                                                                           employee portal
            Support curriculum        Deans, CAS,        TL4       H       Expand lab facilities and science
                                                                                                                             TL4-1    50,000-100,000                E
            development in            CNHS, & CPS                          classrooms in FY09at ETC (Midway)
            STEM disciplines                                               Increase number of science course
                                                                                                                             TL4-2       16,800          09+        E
            (including grant-                                              offerings
            funding) to prepare                                            Continue outreach to middle school girls
            scientists, health care                                                                                          TL4-3       30,000          09+        E
            professionals and                                              Seek capital bonding support for a new
            science and                                                    science health building in St. Paul to be         TL4-4                                  E
            mathematics                                                    completed in FY12
            teachers for
            Minnesota’s future.


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                    development in            CNHS, & CPS
                    STEM disciplines
                    (including grant-
                                                                      Metropolitan State University
                    funding) to prepare
                    scientists, health care                                  P BC Approved
                    professionals and                                        University Plan
                    science and                Strategy      Strategy Strategy
                                                                             March 21, 2008 Action                               Action
   Objective               Strategy
                    mathematics                                                                                                           Resources   Timeline   Theme
                                               Manager          #      Prority                                                    Step
                    teachers for                                                 Seek new science position for a faculty
                    Minnesota’s future.                                          member to teach human anatomy and
                                                                                 physiology and pathophisiology and human        TL4-5     75,000        10        E
                                                                                 physiology for BSN students

                                                                                 New Nursing faculty to support an
                                                                                 expanded BSN program and the new DNP            TL4-6                   09        E

                    Implement systematic Deans, Provost, &     TL5       M       Develop a coordinated process for
                    support for faculty        CTL                               systematically identifying and meeting the
                                                                                                                                 TL5-1                   08       PD
                    professional                                                 professional development needs of
                    development.                                                 community and resident faculty
                                                                                 Develop a portfolio of tools and supports for
                                                                                 individual faculty members to incorporate
                                                                                                                                 TL5-2                   09       PD
                                                                                 into their professional development
                                                                                 activities
                                                                                 Develop and communicate shared critical
                                                                                 teaching and learning standards                 TL5-3                   09       PD

                                                                                 Improve teaching preparation of new faculty
                                                                                 as they begin to teach at Metropolitan State    TL5-4                  09+        R

                                                                                 Improve support for faculty research (e.g.,
                                                                                 reassigned time, seed money for grants)
                                                                                 with focus on grant proposals which
                                                                                                                                 TL5-5     50,000       09+       PD
                                                                                 includes replacement of seed money if
                                                                                 successful

Values Task Force                                              TF1                                                               TF1-1




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                                “Where life and learning meet.”

                                                      Vision
Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State College and University System, will be the
premier urban, public, comprehensive System university in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and will focus
on providing high-quality, affordable educational programs and services in a student-centered environment.
The faculty, staff, and students of Metropolitan State will reflect the area’s rich diversity, build an anti-racist
learning community, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.

                                                    Mission
Metropolitan State University is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher
education needs of the Twin Cities and greater metropolitan population. The university will provide
accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education to the citizens and communities of the
metropolitan area, with continued emphasis on underserved groups, including adults and communities of
color. Within the context of lifelong learning, the university will build upon its national reputation for
innovative student-centered programs that enable students from diverse backgrounds to achieve their
educational goals. The university is committed to academic excellence and community partnerships through
curriculum, teaching, scholarship, and services designed to support an urban mission.


                                                                         University Goals
                                           Consistent with the mission and to fulfill the University’s fundamental
                                           academic purpose, planning at Metropolitan State supports the following
             GOALS                         goals.
       Academic Success                     ACADEMIC SUCCESS: Expand academic success among a
                                               diverse student population through high-quality learning programs,
             Access                            co-curricular activities and services
                                            ACCESS: Enhance access to academic opportunity for a diverse
        Communication                          student population
                                            COMMUNICATION: Underwrite service to students by making
          Engagement                           communication a core University competency, including
                                               intercultural communication
             People                         ENGAGEMENT: Demonstrate an unwavering commitment to
                                               civic engagement through community-based relationships,
             Systems                      University Level Goals communities in which our campuses are
                                               concentrating on the urban
                                               located
                                            PEOPLE: Academic excellence is supported by a strengthened
                                               commitment to employee professional growth and satisfaction,
                                               including multicultural competence
                                            SYSTEMS: Strengthen and integrate University systems and
                                               processes, to support student academic achievement and ensure
                                               public confidence through enhanced performance
                  OBJECTIVES                                           LEADERS

                                         Values Task Force          President's Office


                                                     DATA         UIC Team, Director IR


                                              Enrollment              VPSA & SERM
                                             Management

                                               Teaching &                Provost
                                                 Learning

                                              Instructional    Associate VP Administration
                                                     Space


                                         Engaged Learning            Director, CC-BL



                                           Graduate Study     VP & Dean of Graduate Studies


                                          Full-time Faculty         Provost & Deans


                                              Professional     Director, Human Resources
                                             Development

                                                  Better      UIC Team & VP Advancement
                                           Communication




                                         University Level Objectives

Data: Develop a process to systematically make University data readily availability to the members of the
University community, especially data identified as “key indicators”

Engaged Learning: Apply the Circle of Engaged Learning framework to continue to institutionalize the
unwavering commitment to civic engagement across the University

Enrollment Management: Optimize enrollment levels and growth rates in relation to University resources a
facilities

Full-time Faculty: Progressively increase the proportion of Instruction delivered by full-time, Resident Facu

Graduate Study: Strengthen and formalize the University commitment to supporting expanded graduate-leve
programming through the doctoral level

Better Communication: Underwrite effective service to all University students and constituencies by
facilities

Full-time Faculty: Progressively increase the proportion of Instruction delivered by full-time, Resident Facu

Graduate Study: Strengthen and formalize the University commitment to supporting expanded graduate-leve
programming through the doctoral level

Better Communication: Underwrite effective service to all University students and constituencies by
continuing to improve communication

Instructional Space: Continue to expand and improve instructional space

Professional Development: Systematically identify post-orientation training and continuing professional
development needs among administrative and staff colleagues

Teaching and Learning: Strengthen support for continuing improvement of effectiveness in teaching and
learning

Values Task Force: Common objective supporting all University Goals – Appoint a Presidential Task Forc
to examine, reflect on and make recommendations concerning the Values that inform the University Mission.
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