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From A Campus Community Core Dialogue to a Strategic Plan

Moving Beyond the Findings

Presented by


B A C K G R O U N D


C O N C E P T U A L F R A M E W O R K

Core Dialogue Sessions

Engaging

Research-based

Inclusive

Positive


M E T H O D S & F I N D I N G S


F O R C E S O F I N N O V A T I O N


F O R C E S O F I N N O V A T I O N

  • Spirit of Humanity

  • Kindness, compassion, respect, and support for others

  • The central belief in the importance of loving, supportive relationships

  • Belief and commitment to the transformative value of education

  • Making a difference in a student’s life

  • Focusing all services on the ultimate end consumer: the student


F O R C E S O F I N N O V A T I O N

  • Self- Efficacy

  • A belief in the ability to produce the necessary or desired results

  • Motivated, visionary, committed to getting better and going to the top

  • Can do. Will do. No one will stop us – attitude

  • Perseverance

  • Committed to growth


F O R C E S O F I N N O V A T I O N

  • Collective Individualism

  • The balance between the collective good and what is good for the individual

  • Feeling connected with the university community

  • Importance of being involved and giving back to the external community we serve

  • Being part of a team, seeing teamwork and collaborating, working toward common goals


F O R C E S O F I N N O V A T I O N

  • Heritage/ Tradition

  • Traditional culture that passes from one generation to the next; a body of long-established customs and beliefs viewed as a set of precedents

  • Welcoming, warm, friendly, supportive, and inclusive culture

  • Staying with or coming back to Southern Miss because of family tradition or being a former student

  • External recognition of University happenings and accomplishment

  • Feeling “home” in the South


F O R C E S O F I N N O V A T I O N

  • Diversity

  • Valuing and enjoying the diversity of students, faculty, and staff

  • The importance of respecting differences (race, culture, ethnicity, interests, thoughts, socio-economic backgrounds, beliefs)


A R E A S O F S T R A T E G I C F O C U S


A R E A S O F S T R A T E G I C F O C U S

  • Image Development

  • Desire to be recognized, being at “the top”, or having a high status in the regional, national, and international community

  • Increase visibility of Southern Miss, tell our story, create positive image in the market place


A R E A S O F S T R A T E G I C F O C U S

  • Connection to the Community

  • Improve connections with the bigger world community, industry, business

  • Greater involvement in Southern Miss all stakeholders need to increase involvement and self-identification with Southern Miss


A R E A S O F S T R A T E G I C F O C U S

  • Top-Flight Education

  • Improved Technology

  • need for technology to achieve state-of-the-art status in community, as well as improve student services, accessibility, and unity among campuses

  • Improved Internal Systems & Processes

  • includes communication, management styles, culture-related attitudes and behaviors; remove barriers to student success


A R E A S O F S T R A T E G I C F O C U S

  • Top-Flight Education – cont.

  • Faculty & Staff Development and Support

  • realizing importance of supporting staff and faculty and offering services for development, advancement, training, etc.; also includes compensation issues and resources for staff and faculty

  • Adequate Facilities & Infrastructure

  • improving or expanding facilities for Southern Miss


A R E A S O F S T R A T E G I C F O C U S

  • Top-Flight Education – cont.

  • Reinforcing the Values of Diversity

  • being sensitive to and aware of diversity; offering services for a variety of students, creating equal opportunity for all students, faculty, and staff (regardless of race, gender, age, or academic status); “walking the talk” of our expressed values.

  • Increased Focus on Research

  • expand undergraduate and graduate research


A R E A S O F S T R A T E G I C F O C U S

  • Top-Flight Education – cont.

  • Strengthen Unity Among Campuses

  • need to create a system that unifies all the teaching/research campuses and makes the programs that are offered at those campuses comparable; also includes unifying the cultures of the two campuses – improving relations between them


A R E A S O F S T R A T E G I C F O C U S

  • Culture of Healthy Minds & Bodies

  • Go Green

  • desire to be innovative in green practices; engage in environmentally friendly behavior; facilities & processes

  • Health

  • need to improve physical health of campus community and be a model for wellness


S U M M A R Y O F F I N D I N G S


Strategic Planning + Strategic Enrollment Planning + Master Campus Facility Plan + …..

Mager, Noel-Levitz


Proposed Planning Process

  • Select/Prioritize/Cull/Add Key Performance Indicators -

    • Committee as whole with input from constituencies (communication maintained throughout process)

  • Set Goals by Subcommittees within Areas of Strategic Focus

    • Image Development

    • Connection with Community

    • Top-Flight Educational Experience

    • Culture of Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies

  • Plan Strategies & Tactics – Departments & Colleges

  • Review draft plan – Committee as whole

  • Approve plan


Communication Strategies

http://www.acm.org/crossroads/xrds3-3/taskint.html


Key Performance Indicators

Key Performance

  • Definition

    • A measure of an essential outcome of a particular organizational performance of a particular performance activity, OR

    • An important indicator of a precise health condition of the institution

Rowley, D.J., Lujan, H.D., & Dolence, M.G. (1997). Strategic change in colleges & universities: Planning to survive and prosper. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


Key Performance Indicators

  • A measure of an essential outcome of a particular organizational performance of a particular performance activity

    • Measurement of a specified outcome of an essential activity over which the institution has some control

      • Activities that have direct bearing on the perceived well-being and success of the university.

        • Effectiveness of academic programs

        • Academic reputation

        • Administrative operations

        • Patterns of communication

        • Abilities to fulfill expectations of significant internal & external constituencies


Key Performance Indicators

  • An important indicator of a precise health condition of the institution

    • Conditions over which the institution may have little to a great amount of control

      • State allocations

      • Public opinion


KPIs - Image development

  • Grad. School admission rates

  • National scholarship finalists

  • Freshmen applicants scoring >25 on the ACT

  • US News Ranking

  • Out-of-state & international admits

  • Students from Gulf South region listing Southern Miss as preferred

  • Faculty on editorial boards of top journals

  • Start-up companies founded by USM students/employees

  • Top tier Carnegie research status

  • National coverage of sports events

  • Students elected to state and/or national boards

  • Professional certification scores


KPIs - Connection with Community

KPIs - Connection with Community

  • Attendance at arts, athletic and cultural events

  • Number of endowments

  • Amount of endowments

  • Courses delivered at Gulf Coast sites

  • Student community service hours

  • Number of student internships

  • Hours of K-12 outreach

  • % of alumni giving

  • Faculty on local boards

  • Service learning offerings

  • Participation in international programs

  • # of institutional partners

  • Graduates employed in local agencies/organizations

  • Off-campus jobs created

  • Intellectual property fees


KPIs - Top-Flight Education

KPIs - Connection with Community

  • # or % of courses taught in "SMART" classrooms

  • # or % courses taught through enhanced technology

  • # or % of courses taught through online delivery

  • NSSE ratings

  • Faculty/staff retention

  • Successful advisement

  • Employee salaries

  • % staff completing professional development workshops

  • $$$ per FTE

  • Professional accreditations

  • Maintenance schedule

  • Faculty/student ratio

  • Staff/student ratio

  • Faculty with terminal degrees

More


KPIs - Top-Flight Education (continued)

KPIs - Connection with Community

  • Minority applicants for faculty positions

  • Racial diversity in key leadership

  • Students engaged in undergraduate research

  • Graduation rate

  • Number of large inter-disciplinary research initiatives

  • State of the art research and practice labs for students

  • % dept. chairs completing leadership development programs

  • Average ACT scores for first-time, full-time freshmen

  • Faculty top-tier publications

  • Grants funded

  • Published theses/dissertations

  • Graduate/Undergraduate ratio


KPIs - Culture of Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies

KPIs - Connection with Community

  • # of programs teaching the mechanics of green practice

  • % of students/employees adhering to comp. health inventory

  • Smoke-free campus

  • % students/employees participating in fitness activities

  • Green spaces

  • % students involved in intramural athletics

  • participation in projects with health/mental health focus

  • student/employee obesity

  • LEED certified facilities

  • Campus Sustainability activities

  • Tons of recycled waste

  • # or % of paperless forms

  • # of % of health alternatives in campus vending or eateries

  • % of employees with medical insurance


Proposed Planning Process

  • Select/Cull/Add/Prioritize Key Performance Indicators February 22

    • Committee as whole with input from constituencies (communication maintained throughout process)

  • Set Goals by Subcommittees within Areas of Strategic Focus April 11

  • Plan Strategies & Tactics Fall 2008 (Convocation announcement)

    • Departments & Colleges

  • Review draft plan – Committee as whole

  • Approve plan


Moving Beyond the Findings

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