Goal 1 Undergraduate Education--May 11, 2012
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Goal 1: Promote integrated curricular, co-curricular, and living-learning undergraduate experiences that achieve UMD’s learning goals and prepare students for lifelong learning, globally engaged citizenship, and success in their academic, personal, and professional lives.
(Please write to umdplan@d.umn.edu to report additional activities related to an action step below)
Action StepGeneral Description of ActivitiesPerson/ Group ResponsibleNext steps
1. Initiate campus-wide discussions to develop UMD’s philosophy of teaching and learning, which supports student achievement of UMD’s learning goals (October 2011).Create, revise, and finalize statement with input from campus communityEVCAA
(Jackie Millslagle; vision group 1); Lisa Erwin; Sync 1, 5, 7
After being reviewed and revised by Goal 1 Discussion Groups and ISAT, philosophy was sent to Campus Assembly Committees for review and comment
2. Establish undergraduate enrollment targets based on capacity to deliver quality programs, student and societal demands, academic preparation of incoming students, and tuition revenue needs (December 2011).Establish enrollment management plan for ugrads, grads, CITS, etc.; Sync Goal 1 Steps 2 & 3, Goal 2 Step 2, and Goal 3 Step 5Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Council
(Mary Keenan & Praveen Aggarwal, co-chairs)
Please see UMD SEM website for additional information and related reports (www.d.umn.edu/vcaa/sem/)
a. Conduct review of SEM best practices and research;SEM Council (September 2011-ongoing)
b. Develop a set of guiding principles, assumptions, and questions to serve as a framework for sustainable enrollment outcomes for the campus;SEM Council (completed November 2011)
c. Collect and review internal data pertaining to enrollment trends, student demographics, admission inquiry activity, student flows into and out of academic programs, and attrition and persistence rates;SEM Council (September 2011-ongoing)
d. Collection and review of external data including projected number and makeup of MN high school graduates, available postsecondary educational options, and future occupation trends;SEM Council (September 2011-ongoing)
e. Conduct undergraduate competitor analysis in order to identify UMD's strengths and weaknesses in comparison to our primary competitors for student enrollment;SEM Council (completed January 2012)
f. Conduct meetings with administrative and department representatives of the five undergraduate collegiate unit to capture program-level perspectives on current and future enrollment trends;SEM Council (Completed December 2011)
g. Conduct meetings with staff serving subpopulations, e.g. students of color, international students and nontraditional students, to identify enrollment opportunities;SEM Council (Completed March 2012)
h. Integrate data, stakeholder perspectives, and strategic priorities to recommend campus-level undergraduate enrollment goals;SEM Council (recommendations submitted May 2012)
i. Recommend priority strategies for achieving enrollment goals.SEM Council (recommendations submitted May 2012)
3. Identify, prioritize and assess activities, using tools such as the Student Success Strategy Map, that support student achievement of UMD’s learning goals, student success, satisfaction, and graduation rates (May 2012).Student Affairs and SEM Council will review the Strategy map and data and make recommendationsSEM Council; Lisa Erwin
In addition to items listed under Goal 1, Step 2: Administer the Undergraduate Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) to identify priorities for improving the student experience.SEM Council (Completed December 2011)
4. Develop and begin to implement a plan, including benchmarks, to create an integrated globally engaged campus (May, 2012).Initiate activities in 2012-13
5. Encourage and support course redesign projects to include active learning strategies, best practices and alternate modes of delivery (December 2011).Request proposals and offer workshops on course redesignEVCAA
(Andrea Schokker)
Sync 1, 5, 7
Seven grants awarded (see d.umn.edu/chancellor/ planning/grants.html)
6. Implement the new liberal education program that meets liberal education goals and contributes to UMD’s learning goals (August 2012).Liberal Education Implementation Committee completed work; Liberal Education faculty met three times to discuss issuesEVCAA (Molly Harney, Jerry Pepper)Implement Liberal Education Program In September, 2012
7. Establish a comprehensive plan for learning and teaching support that includes initiatives such as a center of teaching and learning, a writing center, tutoring services, and a library commons area (August 2012).Develop comprehensive planEVCAA
(Andrea Schokker)
Sync 1, 5, 7
charge group to develop plan
8. Refine and begin to implement a plan to provide effective, individualized academic and co-curricular advising for all students (December 2012).Initiate activities in fall 2012
Goal 1
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