Provost & Academic Vice President

2016-17 Academic Affairs Goals

  1. Enhanced Culture for Teaching and Learning
      1. Maintain rigor and high academic standards
      2. Continued support for the enhanced scholarship model
      3. Continued focus on the Centennial Honors College
      4. Increase focus on internships and service learning opportunities
      5. Continued support for undergraduate and graduate research opportunities
      6. Support scholarly/professional activity for faculty
  2. Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability
      1. Identify further costs savings to meet challenges in the FY17 and FY18 budgets
      2. Identify alternative funding sources
      3. Develop college priorities in fundraising
  3. Enhance Academic Affairs Role in Enrollment Management and Student Success
      1. Review undergraduate, graduate, and international recruitment plans for each department/school
      2. Continue to expand Distance Learning opportunities
      3. Explore additional initiatives to enhance retention and graduation rates
      4. Maintain participation in the Building Connections mentoring program and other retention efforts
      5. Enhance access, equity, and multicultural initiatives for entire campus community
  4. Focus on International Recruiting and Education Opportunities
      1. Continue to increase the number of international students
      2. Increase awareness of study abroad opportunities
      3. Develop academic partnerships with international institutions of higher learning
      4. Strengthen relationships with embassies and host countries
  5. Facilities Enhancement and Technology Support
      1. Support for the Center for Performing Arts
      2. Enhance funding for classroom renovation
      3. Support major capital budget initiatives
      4. Support uTech initiatives