Bowling Green State University
Strategic Goals and Accomplishments 2012-13
GOAL 1: Facilitate life-long learning, critical thinking & personal growth.
1.Develop a unique undergraduate experience that incorporates an innovative general education program and majors that include experiential learning and capstone experiences.
- Linked courses for freshmen to be implemented Fall 2013. Internship programs expanded. Identifying ways to link capstone experiences in the majors with the external community.
2. Define BG Experience by aligning curricular and co-curricular programs.
- Achieved in some areas, e.g. student media programs moving to academic affairs
- Data being gathered from exit surveys to identify programming.
3. Approve general education requirements and reduce number of general education courses.
- Faculty Senate approved new general education learning outcomes and assessment rubrics.
4. Enhance undergraduate teaching by supporting professional development of the faculty.
- Center for Faculty Excellence formed and searching for director.
5. Implement a long-term plan to grow enrollment and a retention plan with long-term goal of 80% retention.
- Retention program implemented. Various academic policies and procedures approved. Early alert system now in place. Reinstated mandatory advising, implemented a de-registration policy, increased programming in Learning Commons.
6. Increase academic standards of incoming freshmen and reduce time to degree.
- New admission plan implemented. Expecting fall 2013 freshmen class will have increase in ACT. Three- year program of degree completion implemented for 15 academic programs.
7.Utilize the Alumni Association, the Retiree Association, and recruitment of adult students to embrace life-long learning.
- Limited work in this area.
8. Coordinate and facilitate a comprehensive leadership development program focusing on the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required of ethical and life-long learners.
- Limited work in this area.
GOAL 2: Produce high quality scholarships & creative achievements throughout the university.
1. Align capstone courses with student experiences and create a student business incubator.
- Capstone courses developed in some areas and being developed in other areas.
2. Develop strategies and plans to increase tech transfer.
- Intellectual property policy incorporated into faculty contract.
- Closer ties between Office of Technology Transfer Services and Office of Sponsored Programs and Research.
- Duties of the Tech Transfer Officer being rewritten.
- Discussions initiated with College of Business Administration to explore assistance in developing spin-off companies.
3. Increase faculty, staff and student entrepreneurship.
- "Hatch" launched by the College of Business Administration.
4. Determine expectations and rewards for faculty, staff and students’ research and entrepreneurship.
- Little work has been done in this area. With contract completed, work now focus on clear expectations regarding outcomes for teaching, research and service.
- First UG research day held.
GOAL 3: Build a diverse community & culture of inclusion
1. Create greater efficiency and effectiveness to support teaching and learning.
- Center for Faculty Excellence formed to provide "one stop" location to support faculty in teaching.
2. Review and revise faculty/staff orientation programs and success plans.
- Faculty orientation changed to provide additional information about University resources.
- Contract requires all faculty to have success plans.
3. Support diversity and inclusion efforts across campus.
- President’s Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion: created diversity plan templates for colleges, created diversity calendar in the University’s main calendar, hosted reception for faculty of color, planned and implemented Not In Our Town Initiative.
- Faculty Senate Equal Opportunity Compliance Committee: working on BG’s Affirmative Action Plan; developed a database for search committees.
- Planned and convened the State of the State Conference on Equity, Opportunity & Diversity. More than 300 attended.
- Increased student involvement in diversity workshops, conferences.
- Reassigned staff in Residence Life to focus on diversity issues.
- Faculty recruiting incentive program developed and launched.
4. Increase the diversity of faculty and staff.
- Colleges now have diversity plans.
5. Work with the Bowling Green community to ensure appreciation and understanding for diversity.
- Worked with the BG Human Relations Commission on racial incidents.
- Implemented Not In Our Town (NIOT) initiative.
6. Develop the infrastructure and resources to serve a diverse community.
- Developing online search tool that lists resources on- and off-campus.
GOAL 4: Develop mutually beneficial relationships between all stakeholders
1. Finalize and implement the faculty union contract.
- Contract developed, finalized and approved.
2. Finalize the partnership for the construction of a new health center.
- Partnership finalized. Falcon Health Center opens Fall 2013.
3. Implement the visioning plan with the City of Bowling Green.
- Reopened Visitor Center.
- Exploring grant opportunities to establish arts community.
4. Garner more parent involvement with BGSU.
- Revised vision for Parent and Family Programs.
- Increased membership on the Parent and Family Programs Advisory Board.
- Surveyed parents regarding move-in.
5. Define branding and positioning for BGSU.
- Created brand identity for colleges/units.
- Launching “About U” advertising campaign.
- New website design established and ready for implementation.
- New positioning statement developed.
6. Launch quiet phase of the comprehensive campaign.
7. Increase the enrollment and other summer programs/activities at BGSU.
- Summer enrollment increased.
- New academic camps in place.
GOAL 5: Support faculty & staff performance & development
1. Review and revise faculty and staff recognition programs.
- Leadership Program for administrative staff a success.
- New event to recognize years of service for faculty and staff; another event recognizes faculty accomplishments.
2. Work with classified staff to finalize classified plan.
- Data gathering and review phase completed. Modified scope of work to include salary survey.
3. Create an Academy for the Academy.
- Monthly meetings with chairs and directors.
4. Develop a new approach to faculty and administrative staff evaluations.
- New evaluation tool for staff in place.
GOAL 6: Create an optimal fiscal and physical plant infrastructure
1. Implement Falcon Information and Database to support strategic planning initiatives.
- Three modules currently under development.
2. Implement the Efficiency Task Force report.
- Task Force work completed work; Savings include: printer/copier contract ($660K-$1M), IUC insurance ($500K); faculty utilization ($5M); custodial supplies ($100K); banking center ($150K-$200K)
3. Align academic programming with facilities planning.
- Development of campus master plan which focuses on academic needs.
- Renovation of Rec Center underway.
- Second floor of Olscamp renovation underway.
- New home for the Honors program.
4. Determine the feasibility of building a hotel/conference center and housing on campus
- RFP to be issued summer 2013 for feasibility study.
5. Complete HLC report; Prepare for campus visit
- Completed with a "perfect report."
6. Grow graduate enrollment.
- Small increase in the number of new graduate students.
7. Implement graduate program strategic plan.
- New programs launched to attract fee paying graduate students.
- Reviewing graduate programs.