- Identify a strategic direction for graduate programs and enrollment of graduate students that capitalizes on institutional strengths and appropriate market opportunities. As part of this effort, the committee should:
- Establish the philosophy and priorities to guide graduate education at the University
- Develop the optimal trajectory of graduate enrollment and the key program enrollment that comprise the overall enrollment. Define characteristics, types, and loads of students enrolled in various programs and their needs for support.
- Set priorities for effort to influence graduate enrollment and identify needed resources (to be obtained by reallocation or new funding).
- Establish priorities for promoting particular existing and potential new programs for national and international prominence. Identify a second tier of programs for a more regional emphasis. Consider programs which may no longer be productive.
- Specifically outline how graduate education and research priorities and operations mutually impact and impact and facilitate the efforts of each other.
- Develop a long term business plan, including policies and procedures, for effectively awarding student support, to develop and maintain quality graduate programs. This support should include the forms of graduate assistantships, fellowships, state and federal grants, tuition waivers, and other support.
- Chronicle the efforts and make recommendations regarding graduate student orientation and training both at entry and at various points in the graduate program.
- Identify key areas supporting graduate education and suggest organizational changes which could streamline the graduate enrollment management process making it more efficient and resulting in higher quality programs at the University.
- Continue and expand research and assessment of graduate programs including student success, completion, satisfaction, and post-graduation success. Apply results in the identification of improvements in process, curriculum, and policy.
- Outline a dozen or so quantitative and qualitative goals and targets to be reached over the next four to six years, assign responsibility for attaining these goals, and report annually on the progress toward these goals.
|Steering Committee Representative||Marty Sharpe|
|Data and Assessment Committee Representative||Marty Sharpe|
|Committee Members||Deb Swiencinski
Steve Mooney (student)
Mintues, Meeting Dates, Agenda
- Tuesday, September 5, 2008, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Webb Center, Rector's Room
- Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Webb Center
- Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Webb Center
- Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Webb Center, Rector's Room
- Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Webb Center, Board of Visitor's Room
- Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Webb Center, Rector's Room
- Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Webb Center, Rector's Room