Strengthen Academic Excellence

Advance a University structure that ensures cross-disciplinary curricular and scholarly innovations to create new learning experiences and initiatives.

Further develop a model for developing and reviewing existing programs, majors and courses for currency, effectiveness and relevance.

Identify and implement pathways that leverage existing strengths and expertise of the University to produce strong learning outcomes that span careers and a lifetime.

Implement a strong faculty and staff development model that addresses preparation for the future in teaching and advising, scholarship, leadership and governance, creating partnerships and collaboration, disciplinary content expertise, technological literacy, and cultural fluency and diversity.

Cultivate faculty and staff engagement with the external environment for the development of co-curriculum, curriculum and scholarship.

Align the internal systems (e.g., compensation, career paths, succession planning, performance management, professional development) to support attracting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff.