Planning Sub Meet and Confer Strategic Priorities and the Future

Planning Sub Meet and
Strategic Priorities and the Future
of Minnesota State University
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Mission of Planning Sub meet and Confer
Mission Statement of MSU
Progress on Current Strategic Goals
Review Proposed New Strategic Goals
Open Discussion
– Questions or Comments on the Goals
– Future Vision of MSU
• Where will MSU be in 2010
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Goals of Open Forums
• Campus understanding of progress/status
on current goals as a whole
• Discussion of future goals
• Broader discussion of the future of MSU
• Move Strategic Plan document - out of
• Assist planning in drafting a summary
report to the campus of the thoughts of the
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Planning Mission
As a body with representation from many facets of the University
community, this sub-meet and confer leads the medium to long-range
planning of the University from a holistic viewpoint. This committee
solicits and reviews reports and proposals from other groups on
campus and makes recommendations to the administration with the
intention of coordinating the development and implementation of
strategic priorities as well as future plans.
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Mission Statement
The Mission of Minnesota State University, Mankato is
to promote learning through effective undergraduate
and graduate teaching, scholarship, and research in
service to the state, the region, and the global
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Strategic Goals
Current Goal Status
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Promote Diversity
• Provide effective advocacy for diverse populations on
• Help improve communication across campus on diversity
• The University will
– establish workshops and mini-grants for faculty to integrate
diversity components into their teaching.
– develop and implement a diversity orientation program for all
– develop and implement a mentoring program for new faculty.
– implement the Diversity Recruitment Plan developed jointly by
the Office of Admissions and the Office of Institutional Diversity.
– strengthen the office infrastructure of the LGBT Center to enable
their support of diverse populations.
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Establish a Distance Learning Plan
• Create an administrative structure and process for the
development and enhancement of e-learning programs.
– MNOnline accreditation
• Develop and implement 3-5 Distance Learning
• Provide support and incentives for the development and
enhancement of distance learning programs.
– (best practices, GAs, training thru IT, travel support, reassigned
time, RIP, and summer stipends)
• Develop and implement a funding mechanism that
provides incentives to colleges, departments, and
programs involved in the development of e-learning
Distance Education
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Review and Enhance Graduate
• Create funding mechanisms that allow the
University to grow and improve select graduate
– Differential tuition
• Modify, expand, and create graduate programs.
(grow or eliminate based on viability)
• Revise and simplify existing graduate school
policies and procedures to reduce bureaucracy
and improve the graduate student experience.
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Enhance Academic Excellence in
Undergraduate Studies
Enhance Curriculum
Increase standards in degree programs
Enhance accreditation and program review
Clarify admission, retention and graduation standards within majors
Require competency-level courses prior to admission to major/minor
Develop General Education course content clusters
Enhance Faculty Academic Quality
Enhance Student Academic Quality
Enhance Academic Advising services
Establish Academic Honor Code
Enhance funding for Center for Academic Success
Establish more student study areas
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Develop and Implement Campuswide Plans
Master Plan
Fund Raising
Enrollment Management
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Master Plan
• Enhance the pedestrian nature of campus
• Improve campus to meet student’s needs
– ( concourse connection between CSU & Library;
implement more student lounges )
• Provide a variety of residential options
– Planning for a new "neighborhood"
• Create a strong sense of place
– Refine architectural guidelines; campus “entryways”
Resolve Stadium Road conflicts and standards with
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Fund Raising
• The University…
– has identified a comprehensive needs list for
a new capital campaign.
– is reshaping the fundraising roles of directors
of development in colleges.
– is re-establishing a planned giving program.
– will increase its private support in 2004-05
and subsequent years.
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• Develop and Implement a Public Relations
& Marketing Plan.
– Initiate an RFP to solicit proposals for a
University wide marketing plan.
– Select a consultant to develop a public
relations and marketing plan.
– Organize discussion groups and open forums
to elicit input
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Enrollment Management
• By 2010,…
– 20% of students will come from outside MN.
– MSU will
• grow to 15,000 FYE
Undergrads will represent 85% of the student population;
15% grad
• MSU will…
– increase the number of transfer students to no less
than 1,000.
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Enrollment Management
• MSU will increase the proportion of
nontraditional age undergraduate students.
international students.
underrepresented US ethnic groups.
“high ability” students.
new freshmen students who rank in the upper half of their high school
class and first year students with an ACT score of 21 or higher.
– contract admissions.
• MSU will significantly improve retention and graduation rates.
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Strategic Goals
Next Strategic Goals
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• Raise awareness of the cost of illness to the
University and work as a university community
• Review and assess existing programs relating to
health and wellness issues for students and
• Make recommendations that incorporate
wellness initiatives into the curriculum and
professional development activities.
• Evaluate support services for wellness initiatives
and make recommendations for any needed
infrastructure and resources.
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• Promote study abroad experiences for
domestic students
• Enrich the multi-cultural environment
• Enhance services
• Increase the number of International
students studying at MSU
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Questions for Discussion
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• By 2010 and beyond, what
major directions or changes do
you anticipate in facilities,
students, mission, program or
technical priorities?
– What will our campus look like?
– How will our students change? What adjustments should we
make to accommodate these changes?
– What directions in academic programs do you see? New
initiatives? Expansions?
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Thank You
Further comments:
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