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Goals: 2011-2012 Goals and Vision 2020 Overarching SEAS Goals 2011-2012 Divisional Objectives Alignment with VISION 2020 1. Promote a campus culture 1. Develop a divisional values and diversity statement by October 15, 2011. Goal 1 (Student that values and supports 2. Incorporate new values and diversity statement into all divisional marketing and Success); diversity, inclusive communication by November 30, 2011. Goal 5 (Community) excellence and ensures 3. Work through the Campus Culture committee to: access. a. Develop and deliver two programs (one per semester) this year focused on diversity and inclusive excellence; and b. Create an inventory of current educational outreach programs offered in the Division and in each unit; c. Ensure alignment of educational outreach programs with Vision 2020 and with focus on diversity inclusive excellence i. Using a standardized template, each department will inventory their educational outreach programs by January 2, 2012. ii. Each department will demonstrate through appropriate measurement how each of their programs and services further inclusive excellence on and/or off campus. 4. Promote international study and support intentional cross-cultural opportunities by: a. Clearly advertising and marketing education abroad opportunities to students through the programs and services in SEAS through web-pages, distribution of print materials, the incorporation of education abroad opportunities in announcements at the beginning and end of events; and, b. ensuring that each department in SEAS includes information regarding education abroad in all training of student assistants. c. To accomplish the above goals, education abroad marketing and opportunities will be visible in all division and university-wide calendars, all division and departmental large-scale publications and each relevant Overarching SEAS Goals 2011-2012 Divisional Objectives Alignment with VISION 2020 department will have education abroad linked to their websites (by October 31, 2011). 5. Increase support to international students on the UA campus through a strategic investment request in the 2011-2012 budget process for ongoing personnel and operating dollars support in the Office of International Programs. a. Develop a new temporary housing program and policy by November 30, 2011 for new international students when they initially arrive to campus and require temporary housing until an off-campus location can be found (for those living off-campus); and b. Develop a student-friendly, easy-to-access transportation program by December 1 that will assist international students in getting to and from The University of Akron during the first few weeks of their transition to the UA. 6. Evaluate accessibility of division programs and services a. Create an inventory of equipment by December 1, 2011 in each department within the Division that includes an analysis of the equipments level of accessibility as it relates to a) students and patrons with disabilities; b) veterans and c) non-traditional students. b. Create an inventory of programs and services within the Division that includes an analysis of the level of accessibility as it related to a) students and patrons with disabilities; b) veterans; c) adult and other non- traditional students; d) off-campus and commuter students; e) under- represented students. 2. Impact learning through 1. Develop core competencies for the co-curriculum by October 31, 2011 that Goal 1 (Student accessible services and complement the core competencies developed by the Higher Learning Success); programs which enable Commission Assessment Academy. Goal 2 (Global students to develop critical a. Validate the learning outcome domains/ core competencies by February Relevance) competencies that equip 2, 2012 Goal 5 (Community); Overarching SEAS Goals 2011-2012 Divisional Objectives Alignment with VISION 2020 them to lead and succeed b. Implement programs to educate students about the competencies by Goal 6 (Integrated in a global economy. March 30, 2012. Planning) c. Pilot test the core competencies in our services and programs throughout Summer 2012. d. Fully implement the core competencies in 2012-2013 2. As project leaders, the Vice-President and Asst. VP will direct the “My Akron Experience” program to ensure a strong and vibrant cocurriculum that is integrated with and complementary to the academic curriculum by establishing project timelines and monitoring progress each semester. 3. Establish new and maintain existing campus and community partnerships for student learning and engagement a. Each department, including the central office, within SEAS will show evidence of multiple effective campus and community partnerships that have existed and continue to benefit student engagement. Effectiveness will be evidenced by the extent to which partnerships have yielded changes in services, new programs, efficiencies or other items that enhance student success and satisfaction. b. By November 1, 2011, each department will create a goals statement with objectives that outline how they will create and maintain partnerships and measure effectiveness. c. Each department within SEAS will have created new and/or identified at least two campus or community partnerships related to the “My Akron Experience” initiative by November 1, 2011. 3. Educate and engage 1. Create and implement purposeful activities in the following areas: Goal 1 (Student students and the campus a. Civic Engagement and Community Service (e.g., learning opportunities Success); community to develop life for community service and community awareness offered through Goal 5 (Community) skills and attitudes that Student Life, Off-Campus Student Services, Residence Life and Housing incorporate personal and any other relevant departments) Overarching SEAS Goals 2011-2012 Divisional Objectives Alignment with VISION 2020 health, wellness and b. Personal Health and Wellness safety. i. Develop a campus wide effort to involve students in wellness programs by spring 2012; charge a divisional wellness team by October 15, 2011 to evaluate existing division-wide programs and services related to wellness and develop a coordinated/ integrated plan to more effectively and comprehensively involve students in wellness programs. ii. Increase utilization of health and wellness-related programs in the Counseling Center, the Office of Accessibility, Residence Life and Housing, Student Recreation and Wellness Services, Health Services and any other relevant department. Departments will each create a specific stretch goal by September 1, 2011 to increase program attendance, measure student impact and assess satisfaction. This objective should be met in connection to B. ii. based on the recommendations of the wellness team. c. Campus and Community Safety i. During 2011-2012, increase number of safety inspections students engage in off-campus by at least 50 percent (accurate baseline data has not been collected in the past, but currently is being investigated by Off-Campus Student Services); increase student participation in other safety-enhancing measures. Relevant departments will each (or in partnership) create stretch goals that improve student safety on and off-campus by October 1, 2011. (a goal for OCSS vs. division) ii. Create a campus-wide accessibility working group by September 15, 2011. 4. Utilize appropriate and 1. Educate the Division on how to utilize social media in services and programs to Goal 1 (Student relevant technology, students Success); including social media to a. Include social media training in professional development days and in the Goal 5 (Community); Overarching SEAS Goals 2011-2012 Divisional Objectives Alignment with VISION 2020 enhance services, learning Assessment Institute Goal 6 (Integrated opportunities and b. Provide a minimum of two free-standing training programs on the Planning) communication incorporation of social media into Student Engagement and Success services and programs this academic year. 2. Identify resources to hire a division-wide web and technology resource designer and publisher by October 31, 2011. 5. Provide professional 1. Expand involvement of student development professionals in Student Goal 2 (Global expertise and scholarship Engagement and Success in scholarship activities through Relevance); to the campus and global a. The establishment of a scholarship and research working group that will Goal 3 (Distinction); community educate staff on techniques of research and writing for journals. The Goal 4 group will be charged by October 31, 2011 with offering two programs (Collaboration) this academic year. b. Communicate scholarship and professional involvement to the campus community. c. 6. Ensure high quality, 1. Ensure all departments of SEAS have a broad assessment plan that includes the Goal 4 comprehensive measurement of the following: customer satisfaction with programs and (Collaboration); assessment of programs services; assessment of student learning outcomes; usage assessment; job Goal 5 (Community) and services. Focus analyses; work force analyses; cost efficiencies; standard reporting templates Goal 6 (Integrated significantly on assessing with quality information (vs. annual, monthly and weekly reporting); and a five Planning) the impact of programs year program review cycle by the end of the fiscal year 2012. and services on student 2. Formalize the assessment of student learning in most programs and services of learning outcomes and the division (e.g., include in the annual report; CAS review) and incorporate this core competencies. assessment practice into 50 percent of SEAS programs this year with a goal of 100 percent for fiscal year 2013. 3. Undertake a unit-wide exercise to classify expenditures during the previous year as 1-5 in order to identify current resources to reallocate or to assure programs that count are maintained. Complete exercise by November 1, 2011.
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