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Academic Excellence

Definition: The promotion and achievement of demonstrated success and quality in teaching and scholarship on undergraduate and graduate levels.

A. Further Develop and Enhance Distinctive and Rewarding Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral Programs

Strategies:

  1. Ensure high-quality programs through accreditation and routine program reviews
  2. Offer new, high-quality programs based on demand, faculty strengths, and resources
  3. Provide support and research/scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students

B. Strengthen and Expand Support for Graduate Education

Strategies:

  1. Strengthen graduate programs in content, quality, and support
  2. Strengthen infrastructure for support, marketing, and delivery of on-site and distance education

C. Increase Access to Educational Opportunities Through a Variety of Innovative Teaching and Learning Approaches

Strategies:

  1. Incorporate innovative teaching and learning approaches in and out of the classroom based on student need and demand
  2. Ensure adequate technology to support education
  3. Expand course and program offerings using a variety of flexible delivery systems

D. Attract and Retain Highly Qualified, Diverse Faculty and Academic Support Staff

Strategies:

  1. Provide support and research/scholarship opportunities for faculty
  2. Strengthen and actively recruit faculty/academic support staff universitywide with additional emphasis on individuals of diverse backgrounds

E. Expand Opportunities for Students to Participate in International Learning Experiences

Strategies:

  1. Enhance opportunities for students to respond to world events
  2. Enhance student opportunities for international education and experiences

F. Increase Faculty Research and Scholarship in All its Forms

Strategies:

  1. Enhance support for grant/contract development and implementation
  2. Improve facilities for research and scholarship
  3. Seek external resources to support research and scholarship
    Definition: The promotion and achievement of demonstrated success and quality in teaching and scholarship on undergraduate and graduate levels.

G. Foster Achievement of Student Learning Outcomes

Strategies:

  1. Implement and assess new Liberal Studies curriculum
  2. Align program learning goals with student learning outcomes
  3. Ensure that student services and programs are aligned with the learning outcomes
  4. Incorporate innovative student development approaches which contribute to achievement of outcomes
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