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Presidential Goals for the Coming Year
Presented at August 17 All University Welcome
For the coming year, in addition to our work on the
campus component of the System strategic plan, we are focusing activity
around the following goals and will report progress in quarterly Web
recruitment, retention, and student success.
- Increase enrollment
and related tuition revenue by 6% by
Fall 2011 from the base of Fall 2008
through a combination of increased new
freshmen, increased transfers, and
- Develop a plan to
improve graduation rates (4, 5, and 6
year) across colleges.
- Increase recruitment
and retention of underrepresented
- Increase the number
of living and learning communities and
the number of students participating in
- Consult with students
and work towards implementation of the
Residential Life Master plan to renew
our facilities and support recruitment
- Assure both quality
and efficiency in all areas of the university.
- Continue the focus on
assessment of student learning outcomes
across the university.
- Continue work on
specialized program accreditation as
- Continue focus on
cost recovery ratios in academic
departments. Departmental data has been
posted to the Web and will be updated
each year and reviewed by the Academic
Affairs Budget Advisory Committee.
- In non-instructional
areas, continue to examine potential for
collaborations, collocations, or
reorganizations in order to promote
efficiencies and achievement of key
goals. In addition, use quality
improvement tools to involve and empower
employees in the effort to continually
improve work processes.
- Develop assessment
plans for all non-instructional units.
- Increase external
recognition, alumni engagement, and fundraising.
- Refine and implement
a strategic marketing plan for
university, including improved use of
the Web for external and internal
- Continue visibility
in local community and expand to
- Develop programs to
engage new alumni and to increase
regional alumni groups.
- Continue development
of Homecoming as a campus wide event to
celebrate and support the university.
- Increase the
frequency of alumni communication,
including special group updates.
- Increase the number
of donors by 5% over the baseline of
- Increase the amount
of money for scholarships by 10% over
the FY08 baseline.
development of a stable fiscal model to take the
University into the 2012 biennium and beyond.
Decrease base budget personnel costs by
stronger fiscal controls
on hiring that directly
restrict expenditures to
levels consistent with
current and predicted
coupled with replacement
at a lower salary level
would be marked by fewer
overall FTE and/or lower
- Continue focus on
efficiency of expenditures (e.g.,
department cost recovery ratios) and
- Increase revenues
through increased effort and
accountability in marketing, enrollment
management, fundraising, and residential
life with special attention to
increasing new first time freshmen and
- Realize the benefits
of the new tuition and fee structure.
- Continue improvements
in the quality and profitability of the
- Increase the reserve
to the maximum allowed by Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities policy
in order to assure a more stable
operating environment during this time
of economic uncertainty.
- Complete a New
Strategic Plan for the University
- Building on the new
vision and mission statements, complete
and begin implementation of a new
strategic plan for the University that
aligns with the System strategic plan.
- Develop an annual
report process of the plan, complete
with key performance indicators, which
will be monitored by the University
Planning and Budget Council. It is
intended that an annual report on the
plan along with any necessary changes in
goals or strategies will be posted each
year to the Web and reported to the
- Develop a campus
master plan that follows the strategic
plan and vision and integrates the
Residence Life master plan.