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Interim Strategic Plan

Approved June 2017

The Interim Strategic Plan identifies four strategic goals: increased student enrollment, maintaining academic excellence, expanding community engagement, and developing additional sources of funding. It identifies objectives from the previous Strategic Plan that can support these goals. In Fall 2017, the University Planning and Budget Committee will recommend a process to develop an updated, comprehensive Strategic Plan.

GOAL: Increased Student Enrollment

Existing objectives that support this goal:

  • 2.1 Improve retention rate for first-time, full-time students between their freshman, sophomore, and junior years.
  • 2.10 Ensure course scheduling that facilitates students’ academic programs.
  • 2.11 Increase the total amount of financial aid awarded.

GOAL: Maintaining Academic Excellence

Existing objectives that support this goal:

  • 2.2 Improve six-year graduation rate for first-time, full-time students.
  • 2.3 Improve the graduation rate for full-time transfer students.
  • 2.13 Increase the average entry-level SAT score and Class Percentile for first-time, full-time students.
  • 4.3 Increase internal resources to support faculty scholarship and creative activity.

GOAL: Expanding Community Engagement

Existing objective that supports this goal:

  •  3.2 Promote and support increased community engagement by faculty, staff, and students.

GOAL: Developing Additional Sources of Funding

Existing objectives that support this goal:

  • 4.4 Increase external funding received through grants and contracts.
  • 6.3 Increase the number and amount of annual gifts.
  • 6.4 Increase the value of the endowment.
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