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At the Midway Point: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going. 2009. M. First in 2009 Coordinating Council Annual Report June 2005. Debi Allison Paul Anderson Brad Bundy Judith Delzell Curtis Ellison Dave Francko Michael Governanti Jim Haley Daniel Hall Carolyn Haynes, chair

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At the Midway Point: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

2009

M

First in 2009 Coordinating Council Annual Report

June 2005


Debi Allison

Paul Anderson

Brad Bundy

Judith Delzell

Curtis Ellison

Dave Francko

Michael Governanti

Jim Haley

Daniel Hall

Carolyn Haynes, chair

Becca Hickam

Phyllis Keating

David Keitges

Jeanette Kidd

Anne Morris-Hooke

Susan Mosley-Howard

Marty Petrone

Glenn Platt

Jeff Potteiger

Denny Roberts

Al Sanders

Judith Sessions

John Skillings

Jerry Stonewater

Juanita Tate

Kim Wagner

Holly Wissing

Mary Woodworth

2004-05 Coordinating Council


Our Purpose

  • Advance "First in 2009" goals

  • Serve as coordinating hub of completed reports and studies

  • Facilitate campus-wide communication to develop and implement a shared vision for the future

  • Set critical priorities and action steps for existing committees or our own ad hoc subcommittees to undertake


Major First in 2009 Accomplishments

2009

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2000-2005


2000 Progress Points

  • First in 2009 vision presented

  • Coordinating Council created; reports from 95% of departments received

  • Center for American & World Cultures and Havighurst Center created

  • Honors & Scholars Program reinvented and expanded


2001-2002 Progress Points

  • Benchmarking process and “First-Year Experience” initiative begun by Coordinating Council

  • New Vision for SEAS presented

  • Exterior Campus Master Plan, Strategic Plan for University Libraries completed

  • University Multicultural Council formed, and US Cultures requirement instituted


2002-2003 Progress Points

  • New plan for Liberal Education Council and “Choice Matters” first-year programming created by Coordinating Council

  • Silent phase of Capital Campaign begun

  • Vice-President for Information Technology hired

  • Enrollment Management Strategies begun

  • Wilks Leadership Institute established


2003-2004 Progress Points

  • Strategic plan for information technology created

  • Assessment task force created

  • Self-study for re-accreditation begun

  • University diversity statement approved

  • Theme of academic excellence through inclusion advanced in focus sessions


First in 2009 Coordinating Council

2009

M

2004-2005

Process


Inclusive Classrooms


Rationale

Comprehensive change provides educational benefits for majority and minority students.

Recommendations

New faculty orientation

“Critical Friends” initiative

“Our Miami Caucus” (all-university summit)

Funds, rewards, resources

Inclusive Classrooms


Study Abroad


Rationale

Aspirant institutions have surpassed Miami in percentage of students studying abroad.

Study abroad prepares students for global citizenship.

Recommendations

More study abroad programs receiving credit

Master plan for promoting study abroad

Greater support

Re-entry courses

Study Abroad


Regional Campuses


Rationale

Regional campuses are facing new competition.

Regional members seek greater collaboration with Oxford on major policies and decisions.

Recommendations

Develop strategic plan.

Explore new administrative structures.

Clarify expectations of regional faculty.

Offer more support for relocating students.

Regional Campuses


Graduate Education


Rationale

Graduate student proportion of total student population at Miami has declined since 1994.

Miami has opportunity to rise to top 5 in doctoral-intensive institution rankings.

Recommendations:

More stipends and affordable insurance

Number of full-time students (to 10%) through selective program growth.

Support (funds; library holdings)

Graduate Education


Progress from Partnering Committees and Other Units

2009

M

2004-2005


Goal 1: Students


Goal 1: Students

  • Minority student enrollment increased

  • New Ohio Achievement Scholarship offered

  • Higher admission standards for Business students begun

  • Selectivity of graduate student admission increased

  • New honors programs created

  • Major scholarships won by Miami students


Goal 2: Faculty


Goal 2: Faculty

  • 58 outstanding faculty hired; 51% of faculty hired are women

  • Nearly 50% increase in total dollar amount of grants won by faculty

  • New faculty development seminars on inclusive classrooms & assessment held

  • Assessment briefs published


Goal 3: 21st Century Curriculum


Goal 3: 21st Century Curriculum

  • 26 first-year seminars offered

  • New journalism program as well as new programs in interactive media studies, bioinformatics, nanotechnology advanced

  • New department of Electrical & Computer Engineering established

  • M.B.A. program & curriculum redesigned

  • New concentrations in computer and information technology created


Goal 4: Intellectual, Cultural Life


Goal 4: Intellectual, Cultural Life

  • Bicentennial Committee established, with 4 subcommittees and new coordinator

  • Alcohol prevention program, executive speaker series initiated

  • Service-learning & school/community partnerships expanded

  • New advising interventions

  • New mission and outreach plan for McGuffey Museum approved


Goal 5: Diversity


Goal 5: Diversity

  • Three major leadership positions for institutional diversity created

  • Undergraduate research program for at-risk students launched

  • New strategies for recruiting and retaining diverse students and faculty (UMC, COAD)

  • P&G multicultural scholarships offered

  • Freedom Summer & Homeless Conferences, Racial Legacies held


Goal 6: Facilities


Goal 6: Facilities

  • McGuffey Hall, Mosler lounge renovated

  • Engineering, business, & psychology buildings as well as a conservatory, ice arena, & apartments being constructed

  • MUH sports arena acquired, MUM community center planned

  • Wireless capabilities expanded

  • New course management system acquired


Goal 7: Revenue Base


Goal 7: Revenue Base

  • “For Love & Honors” Capital Campaign launched, with new $350 million goal

  • $164,264,637 already committed

  • $30 million gift from Farmer Family

  • Gifts for Latino/a Resource Room, Office of Greek Affairs, Petters Center, Harrison Scholarship

  • Second Annual Winter College


Goal 8: Continuous Improvement


Goal 8: Continuous Improvement

  • Self-study created & re-accreditation accorded by NCA external review team

  • Major benchmarking effort in Student Affairs launched

  • Employer survey and survey of graduate student experience at Miami developed

  • New assessment projects initiated, including “outcomes in the majors” and critical thinking studies


Future Directions

Implement key recommendations

Identify 1-2 new topics to address

Communicate our successes


First in 2009

2009

M

Looking Toward the Third Century of Academic Excellence


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