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UNC Charlotte Campus Academic Plan 2004-2009. New Elements in this Round of Planning. Outreach and engagement General Education Focus areas for research and creative activity. Assumptions of the Plan.

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unc charlotte campus academic plan 2004 2009
UNC CharlotteCampus Academic Plan2004-2009

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

new elements in this round of planning
New Elements in this Round of Planning
  • Outreach and engagement
  • General Education
  • Focus areas for research and creative activity

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

assumptions of the plan
Assumptions of the Plan
  • 1. University will attain research university (doctoral/research-extensive) status by the end of this decade.
  • 2. The research infrastructure of the University will require considerable enhancement as a result of Charlotte Research Institute (formerly Charlotte Institute for Technology Innovation) and other programmatic initiatives.

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

assumptions of the plan continued
Assumptions of the Plan (Continued)
  • 3. University will complete at least 10 buildings, at least 6 to include classrooms by the end of the planning period.
  • 4. We will grow to over 23,000 students by the end of the planning period.

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

assumptions of the plan continued1
Assumptions of the Plan (Continued)
  • 5. Optimum Balance
    • Undergraduate (80%) to Graduate (20%)
  • 6. Characteristics of Student Body
    • Undergraduates increasingly traditionally aged
    • (younger and living on campus, and therefore will require efforts on our part to ensure their success)
    • Growing number of international graduate students,susceptible to world events and national political perspectives

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

assumptions of the plan continued2
Assumptions of the Plan (Continued)
  • 6. Characteristics of Student Body – cont’d
    • Graduate students increasingly full-time
    • Adult nontraditional student body will continue to grow
      • primarily graduate + post-baccalaureate students

(MBA & Education)

      • distance education students in 2 + 2 programs (Engineering Technology & Nursing)
    • Continued commitment to diverse student body supported by a Minority Presence Plan with assessment and accountability

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

assumptions of the plan continued3
Assumptions of the Plan (Continued)
  • 7. Economic Imperatives
    • Building the intellectual capital of the Charlotte region
    • Transforming Charlotte into a high technology center
    • Providing higher education to a larger number of North Carolinians
    • Training, retraining and continuing education
      • University increasing amount of “brokered” continuing education
    • Education at distant sites

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

assumptions of the plan continued4
Assumptions of the Plan (Continued)
  • 8. Regional Development Trends
    • Banking and Financial Services
    • Health Care
    • Public Education Reform
    • Increasing Urbanization
    • Increasing Internationalization
    • Increasing Interest in Transforming Region into High Tech Center
    • Increasing Appetite for Arts and Cultural Activities

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

implications of vision and mission statements
Implications of Vision and Mission Statements
  • Key Concept: The Public’s University that Is Responsive to Regional Needs
      • Educational Enhancement
      • Research Productivity
      • Economic Development
      • Social Conditions (planning, crime, education, health, etc.)
      • Intellectual and Cultural Enrichment

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

themes to guide campus development
Themes to Guide Campus Development
  • Applied Sciences and Technologies
  • Business and Finance
  • Children, Families, and Schools
  • Community and Regional Development
  • Health Care and Health Policy
  • International Understanding and Involvement
  • Liberal Education

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

continuing initiatives

Continuing Initiatives

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

distance learning campus academic plan 2002 2007
Distance LearningCampus Academic Plan 2002-2007
  • Programs delivered to off-campus students at distant sites are designed for adult, nontraditional students:
    • Baccalaureate Completion Programs
    • Graduate Certificates
    • Professional Master’s Programs

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

distance learning
Distance Learning
  • Fall 2000: 10 Programs
  • Fall 2001: 13 Programs
  • Fall 2002: 14 Programs
  • Initiatives will continue to be carried out in:
    • BSET - Electrical
    • BSET - Fire Safety
    • B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN)
    • 2+2 Pre-Engineering Program
    • Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Development: Special Needs
    • Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Privacy
    • Graduate Certificate in Special Education: Academically and Intellectually Gifted

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

distance learning1
Distance Learning
  • Initiatives will continue to be carried out in (cont’d):
  • Graduate Certificate in Special Education: Supported Employment and Transition
  • Lateral Entry Teacher Licensure in Middle or Secondary Education
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Supervision
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education
  • M.S. in Nursing
  • Post-baccalaureate Licensure in Special Education (Learning Disabilities and Behavioral-Emotional Disabilities)
  • Post-baccalaureate Licensure in Special Education (Severe and Profound Disabilities)

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

possible new distance education programs
Possible New Distance Education Programs
  • Explore Feasibility of New Distance Education Initiatives
  • Additional Options in Engineering Technology
  • International MBA coursework
  • Various Courses in Areas of Excellence in Mech. Engineering
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • 2 + 2 completion programs in Education
  • M.S.A. at remote site
  • M.Ed. in Middle Grades at remote site
  • M.S.N. concentrations in a collaborative, on-line program
  • Health Administration certificate programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education on-line

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

research goals
Research Goals
  • Enhance Research Infrastructure
    • Develop Appropriate Process for Evaluating and Assessing Centers and Establishing New Centers & Institutes
    • Develop Parallel Career Track for Non-tenured Professional Research Staff
    • Increase Federal Funding from Non Peer-Reviewed Sources (Agency Discretionary and Politically Directed Funds)
    • Research Computing Department
  • Develop Funding Stream to Support:
    • “Bridge” Funding for Faculty Between External Grants
    • Matching Grants for Cost Sharing
    • Research Assistants (Undergraduate and Graduate)
    • Support Junior Faculty

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

research goals continued
Research Goals(Continued)
  • Mentoring Program
  • Continue Development of the Charlotte Research Institute
    • Source of funding to enhance faculty research
    • Improved vehicle for faculty who wish to commercialize their work
    • Opportunities for faculty to collaborate with private companies

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

research goals continued1
Research Goals(Continued)
  • Establishment of Metropolitan Studies Group
    • Urban Institute
    • Center for Transportation Policy Studies
    • OSAM
    • GIS Applications Center
    • Community Development Center
    • Educational Research Bureau

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

in support of undergraduate education
In Support of Undergraduate Education
  • First Year
  • 1. Connecting Students to UNC Charlotte
  • 2. Academic and Student Affairs in Partnership
  • 3. Focus on Advising
  • 4. No Single Initiative Will Meet Needs of Students
  • 5. Exposure of Freshmen to Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty
  • 6. Analyze Impact of Current Initiatives
  • - Block Scheduling
  • - Freshman Seminar
  • - Summer Bridge Programs
  • - College Initiatives
  • - Role of Disciplinary-Based Organizations/Clubs

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

current state of first year initiative
Current State of First-Year Initiative
  • Freshman Learning Communities
      • COAS Undecided (begun in Fall 2001)
      • Teacher Education (begun in Fall 2002)
      • Engineering (begun in Fall 2002)
      • UTOP (begun in Fall 2002)
      • Information Technology (scheduled to begin in Fall 2004)
      • Community Service (scheduled to begin in Fall 2004)
      • English and Literacy Studies (scheduled to begin in Fall 2004)
      • Health and Human Services (scheduled to begin in Fall 2004)
      • Architecture (2005?)
      • Business (2005?)
  • Freshman Residence Hall to Open in Fall 2004

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

other first year initiatives
Other First-Year Initiatives
  • Establish an Office of Student Success and Retention to coordinate the growing variety of success- and retention-related initiatives
  • Extend Learning Communities to other groups (graduate students, transfers, etc.)
  • Capitalize on opportunities to extend the Learning Communities concept, e.g. using current block schedules
  • Keep Fretwell Building the key place where first-year classes taught and services delivered

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

in support of undergraduate education1
In Support of Undergraduate Education

(Continued)

  • General Education
  • Ensure adequate seats for students to take 4 LBST courses in first 2 years
  • Guard against over-reliance on PT faculty to deliver general education courses
  • Develop transfer equivalencies for general education courses, particularly LBST
  • Ensure that assessment plan is implemented; assessment results used to evaluate program effectiveness
  • Ensure adequate course offerings for students under the old system

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

in support of undergraduate graduate education
In Support of Undergraduate & Graduate Education

(Continued)

  • Summer School
  • A task force will be established to assess what must be done to more fully integrate summer school into the regular academic year, considering the self-supporting nature of summer school funding and the developing demand for more year around programming, especially amongst graduate programs

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

outreach and engagement
Outreach and Engagement
  • University’s Range of Outreach and Engagement Activities
  • Engagement Around Primary and Secondary Education
  • Service-Learning Outreach
  • University Community Research and Organizational Partnerships
  • Cooperative Relationships with Other Higher Education Institutions
  • Provide Educational Opportunities for Local Community
  • Involve Community in Accomplishing Units Goals Through Community Advisory Boards

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

new initiatives

New Initiatives

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

non tenure track faculty
Non-Tenure Track Faculty
  • Make Systematic Progress on the 8 Principles of Employment for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
    • Developing Unit Staffing Plans is the first required action

Due in April and will be updated on regular basis

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

university information technology
University Information Technology
  • Provide online access to accurate and timely information and services to all University constituents through the Portal
  • Provide excellent IT Support Services to students, faculty and staff
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning through Technology
    • Technological and Pedagogical Support through FCTeL
  • Next Generation Communication Environment
    • Merging voice, data, and video communication
    • Wireless access on and off campus
    • 3G Cellular Phones
  • Research Computing Department
    • Support structure to provide shared computing resources and assist faculty with research computing needs

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

university information technology continued
University Information Technology(Continued)
  • Single Sign-On to Access Information and Services
  • Promoting Effective and Efficient Use of IT Resources
    • Centralized PC management
    • Automatic PC replacement cycles
    • Centralized server acquisition and management
  • Facilitating Improved Business Processes
    • New administrative system will allow for enhanced, more efficient and effective business processes
  • IT Management Excellence
    • A budget model based on existing and planned IT assets will be developed

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

internationalizing the student experience
Internationalizing the Student Experience
  • Focus expansion of study abroad and University exchanges on Latin America
  • Add study abroad component to MBA program
  • Expand summer abroad opportunities for Health and Human Services students
  • Determine study abroad placements for teacher-education students

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

honors
Honors

Implement Recommendation of Honors College Committee

  • Develop and Implement an Honors College
    • Based on University Honors Program
    • Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Honors College will create more visible recruitment vehicle
  • Honors College will Administer and/or Coordinate activities such as:
    • University Honors
    • Department honors (except Business)
    • Business Honors
    • Teaching Fellows
    • Campus merit-based scholarships
    • Off-campus scholarships (e.g. Rhodes, Mitchell, Truman)
    • Honors societies

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

academic program development
Academic Program Development

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

academic planning process
Academic Planning Process
  • Current Process:
    • Has served UNC Charlotte well
    • Fit with System-Level “Windows” for Submitting Proposals for New Programs (Windows opened/closed once every two years)
  • UNC System Revised Program Planning Cycle
    • “Windows” for submitting Ph.D. proposals to Office of the President now open twice per year(May/October)

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

academic planning process1
Academic Planning Process

(Continued)

  • Need revised process for evaluating program proposals
    • At a disadvantage because our campus planning is out of synch with system windows
    • Proposals should be evaluated on their appropriateness to the graduate mission of the University
    • Process would benefit from more direct and early Graduate School involvement
    • Need a more systematic way to evaluate interdisciplinary program proposals

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

academic planning process2
Academic Planning Process

(Continued)

  • Dean of the Graduate School will develop a revised program development process to conform to new UNC System “windows”
    • Allow departments and multidisciplinary teams to generate proposals for new programs more than once every two years
  • Associate Provost for Research will develop new guidelines and procedures for selecting new centers/institutes

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

academic program development priority categories
Academic Program DevelopmentPriority Categories

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

priority category i eliminate selected initiatives
Priority Category I:Eliminate Selected Initiatives
  • none

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

priority category ii repackage or refocus existing degree programs
Priority Category II:Repackage or Refocus Existing Degree Programs
  • B.A. in Software and Information Systems
  • M.S. in Health Promotion (after creation of M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology)

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

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Priority Category III:Implement New Concentrations, Options, Certificates, and Minors within Campus Authority
  • Public Policy Ph.D. Program Options
    • Community and Neighborhood Redevelopment Policy,
    • Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure Policy,
    • Metropolitan Fragmentation, Governance, and Service Delivery Policy
  • Master of Architecture Post-Professional Options
    • Urban Design
    • Architectural Technology

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

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Priority Category III:Implement New Concentrations, Options, Certificates, and Minors within Campus Authority

(Continued)

  • Master of Business Administration Options
    • International Business
    • Management of Technology
    • Strategic Leadership
    • Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Health Administration Option
    • Nursing Home Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing Options
    • Oncology Nursing and/or
    • Palliative Care Nursing

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

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Priority Category III:Implement New Concentrations, Options, Certificates, and Minors within Campus Authority

(Continued)

  • Master of Social Work Option
    • Administration/Planning
  • Information Technology (IT) Graduate Certificates
    • Communication Networks
    • Information Environments
    • Software Design and Engineering
  • Industrial Safety Option in Fire Safety Engineering Technology
  • Children’s Literature and Literacy Minor
  • Writing Minor

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

priority category iv implement new degree programs approved by the board of governors
Priority Category IV:Implement New Degree Programs Approved by the Board of Governors
  • M.A. Arts Administration
  • M.A. Religious Studies
  • M.S. Optical Science and Engineering
  • Ph.D. Optical Science and Engineering

All implemented in January 2003

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

priority category v implement upon approval for establishment by board of governors
Priority Category V:Implement Upon Approval for Establishmentby Board of Governors
  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

priority category vi request permission to establish program already authorized for planning
Priority Category VI:Request Permission to Establish Program Already Authorized for Planning
  • Ph.D. in Infrastructure and Environmental Systems
  • M.S. in Mathematical Finance

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

priority category vii plan new degree programs
Priority Category VII:Plan New Degree Programs

Doctoral Proposals

Appearing in College Plans for Near Term and Long Term Development

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
  • Ph.D. in Geographic Analysis
  • Ph.D. in Health Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Health Services Research
  • Ph.D. in History
  • Ph.D. in Nursing Science
  • Ph.D. in Molecular and Nanoscale Science and Technology
  • Ph.D. in Organizational Science

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

priority category vii plan new degree programs1
Priority Category VII:Plan New Degree Programs

Master’s Proposals

Appearing in College Plans for Near Term and Long Term Development

  • M.S. in Athletic Training/Exercise Physiology
  • M.S. in Bioinformatics
  • M.S. in Communication Networks
  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing
  • M.A. in Ethics
  • M.B.A. in International Business
  • M.S. in Knowledge Discovery in Databases/Data Mining
  • M.A. in Latin American Studies
  • M.M.E. in Music Education
  • M.F.A. in Studio Art

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

priority category vii plan new degree programs2
Priority Category VII:Plan New Degree Programs

Baccalaureate Proposals

Appearing in College Plans for Near Term and Long Term Development

  • B.A. in Applied Mathematics for Business
  • B.S.E.T. in Biotechnology/Bioprocessing Technology
  • B.S.E.T. in Computer Engineering Technology
  • B.S.E.T. 4-year programs
  • B.A. in Japanese
  • B.A. in Latin American Studies
  • B.S. in Meteorology
  • B.A. in Systems Engineering

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

priority category viii plan and establish new centers
Priority Category VIII:Plan and Establish New Centers

Center and Institute Proposals

Appearing in College Plans for Near Term and Long Term Development

  • Center for Academic, Professional, and Technical Communication
  • Center for Applied Analysis and Computation
  • Center for Applied Geographic Information Systems
  • Center for Applied Linguistics and Community Literacy
  • Center for Bioinformatics
  • Center for Business and Economic Research
  • Center for the Design and Testing of Mixed-Signal Microsystems

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

priority category viii plan and establish new centers1
Priority Category VIII:Plan and Establish New Centers

(Continued)

Center and Institute Proposals

Appearing in College Plans for Near Term and Long Term Development

  • Center for Excellence in Information Assurance
  • Center for Excellence in Urban Education
  • Center for Exceptional Learning
  • Center for Financial Services
  • Center for Health Services Research
  • Center for Information Security and Privacy
  • Center for International Health

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

priority category viii plan and establish new centers2
Priority Category VIII:Plan and Establish New Centers

(Continued)

Center and Institute Proposals

Appearing in College Plans for Near Term and Long Term Development

  • Center for Knowledge Discovery in Databases/Data Mining
  • Center for Late Life Long-Term Care
  • Center for Motorsports and Automotive Engineering
  • Center for Reading Research
  • Center for Strategic Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Center on Parenting Research
  • Center for Wireless Embedded Networks

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

priority category viii plan and establish new centers3
Priority Category VIII:Plan and Establish New Centers

(Continued)

Center and Institute Proposals

Appearing in College Plans for Near Term and Long Term Development

  • Charlotte Community Design Institute
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Digital Visualization Center
  • Diversity in IT Institute
  • Institute for Biomedical Engineering Systems
  • Institute for Technology and Quality in Education
  • Regional Institute for Homeland Security and Major Disaster Management

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

priority category ix plan new academic department
Priority Category IX:Plan New Academic Department
  • Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003

academic organizational changes
Academic Organizational Changes
  • Create an Honors College
  • Consider whether to/when to split Department of Sociology and Anthropology
  • Consider whether to/when to split Department of Counseling, Special Education, and Child Development
  • Consider whether to merge Continuing Education, Distance Education and Summer Programs and UNC Charlotte Uptown under one director

Acad Affairs Council-Jan 22, 2003