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Quarterly Update Report
July 1, 2010
This quarterly update will provide brief highlights of our progress on the strategic plan. It will not be the final report for the year. Rather that report will be completed by October 15 so that it reflects fiscal year final numbers as well as 30 day enrollment numbers for the new academic year.
Offer competitive, high quality, rigorous academic programs and services that provide students the versatility to shape a changing world and support the state and regional economies.
Once again, we had a highly successful Student Academic Research conference. Over 500 undergraduate students presented their work.
Student learning outcomes assessment is a strong focus. Assessment of writing intensive courses is underway this summer. During the coming year, the campus assessment plan will be reviewed and updated as necessary.
We are preparing for a site visit from the Higher Learning Commission on December 13 and 14 regarding our online offerings.
The School of Business has achieved
national accreditation by AACSB.
Increase enrollment and student success, including underrepresented
students. The number of enrolled students should reach 8,000 within the
next five years with continued improvements in student success
Our work on enrollment continues.
Current numbers suggest that we will meet our goal of a
2% overall growth.
Denise Gorsline has started in the
position of Dean of University College. In this
capacity, she is piloting a new early alert system to
The living learning communities are
filling for the fall. We will report final numbers in
Eighteen students completed our first
summer bridge program. This program was designed to help
students from underserved populations make a better
transition into the university.
Significant renovations are underway
in the residence halls this summer with a full
renovation of Grantham Hall.
The STAMATS research has completed and
we are working on refining our brand and visual
We have completed a facilitated
strategic planning process in Athletics that culminated
with a summit involving five university administrators
and five highly successful Athletics alumni.
Strengthen our relationships with key stakeholders, including alumni, other donors, neighborhood groups, and the business community.
This year, we completed three meetings
with our regional advisory committee.
We met our goal for the matching
challenge for the Wellness Center.
The Alumni Foundation is on track for
completing one of its most successful years.
Continue to develop infrastructures that are sustainable through difficult economic times as well as consistent with the caring community that is MSUM.
Summer session revenues look very
good, mostly exceeding $1M net, which will then fund
sections to support the academic program in the Fall.
We are continuing the fiscal
sustainability discussion with cabinet and town meetings
this summer to explore additional revenue possibilities
as well as additional cost savings.
One LEAN project completed this
summer, and two are currently underway.
The transition team continues to meet
to examine the efficiency and effectiveness of various
divisional and office structures.