Strategic Plan 2014-15

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Note: References to ISU Core Themes have been placed in parentheses following each Objective.

GOAL ONE: TEACHING

The College faculty provides opportunities for students to engage in learning through quality and innovative pedagogies in diverse settings, including traditional classroom settings, individual instruction, online courses, and relevant career training.

Objective 1.1: Maintain and enhance high quality faculty and high quality faculty instruction (Learning and Discovery)

Action Strategy: Work to enhance resources for faculty development, faculty recruitment, and technology; Promote certification of online courses through Quality Matters; increase teaching evaluation responses and improve quality of teaching evaluations, sponsor and promote pedagogical training workshops and pedagogical peer mentoring.

 

Objective 1.2: Nurture graduate study in the College (Learning and Discovery; Access and Opportunity)

Action Strategy: Work to enhance resources for more GTAs, RAs and fellowships; continue expanding 3+2 options and seek similar opportunities with other institutions, track graduate student placements, increase quality of applicant pool as measured by incoming GPA and GRE scores.

 

Objective 1.3: Enhance student opportunities to be involved in research and creative activities (Learning and Discovery; Access and Opportunity)

Action Strategy: Encourage utilization of CPI funds and develop other funds to support student travel, research and creativity activities.

 

Objective 1.4: Encourage interdisciplinary linkages and enable the sharing of resources across programs (Learning and Discovery)

Action Strategy: Encourage discussion and promotion of Areas of Excellence and other interdisciplinary arrangements. Recognize and reward faculty for interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and research.

 

Objective 1.5: Develop and continue internships and externships using connections with alumni base and community members (Learning and Discovery, Access and Opportunity; Community Engagement and Impact)

Action Strategy: Encourage utilization of CPI funds; Build alumni and community connections to improve learning opportunities for students.

 

Objective 1.6: Maintain and develop undergraduate training in core skills of critical thinking (Learning and Discovery)

Action Strategy: Offer a variety of courses to improve the critical thinking skills of students

 

GOAL TWO: RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

The College faculty engages in research and creative activities that enhance knowledge and awareness regarding human problems and potential in regional and global contexts.

Objective 2.1: Support continuing faculty development in research and creative activities (Learning and Discovery)

Action Strategy: Work to enhance resources for faculty research development, course releases, and faculty travel

 

Objective 2.2: Enhance the current collaborative culture of research and creative activities across the College and the University (Learning and Discovery; Community Engagement and Impact)

Action Strategy: Promote interdisciplinary events and products

 

Objective 2.3: Enhance the visibility of the College in research and creative activities, and accentuate the importance of faculty activity in research and creative activities (Learning and Discovery)

Action Strategy: Promote faculty success in research and creative activities; Pursue hiring a director for marketing and recruitment to enhance the visibility of faculty teaching, research, and creative activities

 

GOAL THREE: PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

The College faculty utilize knowledge and skills to serve the University, community, region, nation, global community, and their discipline.

Objective 3.1: Maintain and further develop a commitment to university, college, department, and community service (Community Engagement and Impact)

Action Strategy: Encourage and reward faculty service at all levels

 

Objective 3.2: Develop faculty leadership in the College

Action Strategy: Encourage and support faculty to participate in leadership training

 

Objective 3.3: Continue to deliver faculty professional services to the community and beyond (Community Engagement and Impact)

Action Strategy: Encourage, recognize, and reward faculty engaging in community service

 

Objective 3.4: Continue to deliver faculty service and leadership within their academic disciplines (Community Engagement and Impact)

Action Strategy: Encourage and reward faculty to serve in leadership roles in their discipline

 

GOAL FOUR: IDENTITY AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

Consistent with the core theme of Idaho State University, the College promotes community engagement with its activities to increase visibility and viability.

Objective 4.1: Engage in effective fundraising at the College level (Community Engagement and Impact)

Action Strategy: Pursue opportunities for fundraising events, such as the New Year’s Eve Gala

 

Objective 4.2: Continue and further develop effective student recruitment and retention efforts (Access and Opportunity)

Action Strategy: Pursue hiring a director for marketing and recruitment; continue to enhance student advising

 

Objective 4.3: Continue the commitment to the cultural, social, and economic health of the community, region, and state (Community Engagement and Impact)

Action Strategy: Encourage and support public events within the College; Pursue hiring a director for marketing and recruitment

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209