Academic Affairs

Operational Plan 2001-2002

 

Goal 1: Provide leadership for faculty and students on academic matters through the Office of Academic Affairs in a manner that generates confidence that the office effectively supports the institution’s mission and provides for faculty and student academic needs.

Objective A: Provide effective organization of human, financial, and physical resources to develop and maintain quality academic programs and standards appropriate to WNMU’s mission.

Activities

Time Line

Assessment

Lead Person

1. Continue to discuss possible program changes for future revisions and expansion into a 4 year early childhood degree and middle school endorsement

May 2002

Minutes

Dean, Coordinators, or Directors in SOE

2. Improve the alternative track for ELEM., SEED, and SPED licensure.

May 2002

Minutes

Dean, Coordinators, or Directors in SOE

3. Support the efforts of Title III, statewide Title II, Title V, RETA, NSF-CETP, Special Education grants, the Bootheel Consortium, CYFD Grants, Welfare To Work, Parents Reaching Out and maintain a positive relationship with grants personnel and other fiscal agents for the screening, development, writing, and implementation of grants.

Whenever approved or funded

Approved proposals or annual reports

Faculty liaisons SOE

4. Establish and implement a memorandum of agreement with the WNMU Foundation on the marketing, selection, and distribution of foundation scholarships. The management of these funds will be housed in the newly developed New Mexico Institute for Learning and Evaluation.

July 2001

Memorandum of agreement

Dean of SOE, Foundation Director

5. Prioritize programs and program development needs; coordinate with budget planning process. Review current HR use to ensure that it supports the University’s academic program and development priorities.

Oct 2001

Oct 2001

Mar 2002

Mar 2002

Apr 2002

Apr 2002

As requested

Degrees by level and major 5 years

Number and qualifications of faculty

% of credit hours taught by FT faculty

% of classes taught by adjunct faculty

Class size by level and section 5 years

Number of students in each major and minor

Produce summary info for Fact book, CUP report and QNM application

OIR

6. Fill the positions required for proper management and functioning of Title V activities

October 1, 2001

Positions filled,

Human Resources records of hiring processes

CETAL Director

7. Obtain plans and bids for remodeling the CETAL

December 2002

Approval of plans,

Acquiring contractor

CETAL Director

8. Respond to the technology training needs assessment

Ongoing

Training sessions and evaluations by participants

CETAL Director, Dean EU, IT Training personnel

9. Perform renovations in CETAL

August 2002

Completion of remodeling

CETAL Director

10. Sponsor development sessions for off campus faculty including adjuncts

September 2001 & Jan 2002

Evaluations of participants

Site managers, Chairs, Directors, Deans

11. As financially possible, support faculty research and professional development efforts

Ongoing

Feedback from faculty, budget reports

Dean-EU

12. Ensure faculty access to the WWW and WNMU library resources

Ongoing

Access availability, Scheduled training

EU-Program Manager

13. Assess community interests by surveys involving local organizations and businesses. Design and offer workshops, certificate programs, and new associate degrees.

Ongoing

Survey instrument, data results, workshop and program offerings

Dean-EU, Applied Tech Chair, EU-Program Mgr, Site Mgrs

14. Explore expansion of course /degree offerings in distributed education.

Ongoing

Meeting minutes, course offerings

Dean-EU, Applied Tech Chair, EU-Program Mgr, Site Mgrs

15. Review off-campus programs for conformity to academic and institutional standards.

Ongoing

Program review

Dean-EU, Dept. Chairs, Site Mgrs

16. Review procedures and facilities at the off-campus sites for student academic support. Consider advising, counseling, mentoring, tutoring, library resources, computer resources, etc.

9/2001

Off-campus site reporting

Dean-EU, VPSA, Site Mrgs

17. Review registration, financial aid and business office access and procedures for off-campus sites and facilitate improvement of access through improved technology and additional staff.

1/2002

Off-campus site reporting

Dean-EU, Director-IT, Site Mgrs, VPAA, VPSA, & VPBA

18. Review library resources and provide training to off-campus faculty and students.

10/2001

Off-campus site reporting

Dean-EU, University Librarian, EU-Program Mgr

19. Review survey results from the Deming Public Schools and determine appropriate education graduate degree to offer beginning Spring 2002

Fall 2001

Meeting minutes, program offerings

Dean-EU, Dean-SOE, and appropriate faculty

20. Review response from Teach for America and Peace Corps Fellows program and determine "best" means to plan for and resolve increased enrollment impact

Fall 2001

Meeting minutes

Dean-EU, GGSC Chair, VPAA

21. Continue to monitor and assist in the development of the MBA program in Gallup.

Fall 2001

Off-campus site reporting

Dean-EU, Business Admin. Chair, Gallup MBA Director, VPAA

Objective B: Encourage consensus building through increased consultation with faculty governance leaders, Academic Council, elected and appointed committees and others. Build a collegial working environment based on trust, confidence, and shared decision-making.

Activities

Timeline

Assessment

Lead Person

1.New positions are generated with external funding to administer and manage special projects that need more specialized attention

May 2002

Job Descriptions

Director of NMILE in SOE

2. Encourage participation in General Assembly, Faculty Senate, and PMT’s

May, 2002

Minutes

Dean of SOE, Coordinators, or Directors in SOE

3. Ensure that SOE representation is always via faculty selection

May, 2002

Minutes

Dean, Coordinators, or Directors in SOE

4. Continue to seek committee recommendations before finalizing SOE decisions

May, 2002

Minutes

Dean, Coordinators, or Directors in SOE

5. Increase access of Gallup faculty

May, 2002

Minutes

Dean, Coordinators, or Directors in SOE

6. Implement and refine changes in governance (recommended at May 14, 2001 retreat and subsequently approved by the provost) .

August 15, 2001

Policy revisions

NCATE Coordinator, PSAC Chair in SOE

7. The use of independent contractors, visiting professors, part-time faculty, and adjunct faculty are examined for productivity, credentials, and appropriateness to the SOE.

October 1, 2001

 

Policy Draft/Approval

 

 

 

Dean, Coordinators, or Directors in SOE

8. Visiting professor program is evaluated. The SOE seeks a full-time elementary person from this half-time vacancy. A one-half visiting professor program is continued with Cobre with a three-year cycle.

October 1, 2001

Policy Draft/Approval

 

 

Dean, Coordinators, or Directors in SOE

Objective C: Maintain appropriate accreditation.

Activities

Time Line

Assessment

Lead Person

1. The conceptual framework is revised to a) include rigorous technology expectations, b) update beliefs, c) update references, d) include appropriate language that reflects our beliefs about early childhood issues, and e) refers to an assessment plan which documents student learning.

May 2001

Revised policies, conceptual framework, programs, and teaching field portfolios

Dean and NCATE Coordinator in SOE

2.The conceptual framework continues to provide the foundation for curriculum design and development, instructional delivery, policy development, and improvement of day to day operations with all personnel.

May 2002

Revised policies, conceptual framework, programs, and teaching field portfolios

Dean and NCATE Coordinator in SOE

3.Initiate program and teaching field revisions.

Fall 2002

Revised policies, conceptual framework, programs, and teaching field portfolios

Dean and NCATE Coordinator in SOE

4.A Dean’s Advisory Group is established. A group of 6-10 professionals gather to discuss macro educational issues such as charter schools, SOE governance, increasing capacity, teacher quality, etc.

December 2001

Revised policies, conceptual framework, programs, and teaching field portfolios

Dean and NCATE Coordinator in SOE

5.A long range assessment plan is drafted and implemented.

Fall 2002

Revised policies, conceptual framework, programs, and teaching field portfolios

Dean and NCATE Coordinator in SOE

6. All activities of the Extended University are evaluated and monitored as to their impact upon WNMU accreditation

On-going

Off-campus site reporting, accreditation visits

All EU staff and faculty

 

Objective D: Communicate effectively and regularly on academic matters to/from faculty and the campus community.

Activities

Timeline

Assessment

Lead

1. Determine access and usage of email and WNMU website by staff, students and faculty

May 2002

Survey

IT Director

2. Determine Banner access, training and usage

May 2002

Survey

IT Director

3. Assessment of telecom capability

May 2002

Report on cost, capacity and vendor performance

IT Director

4. Assessment of cable TV capability

May 2002

Report on cable availability and supplier performance

Housing and IT Directors

5. All SC campus buildings to be connected to the internal network

May 2002

Report on connectivity

IT Director

6. Assessment of WNMU website

May 2002

Report on access rates and currency/relevancy of information

IT Director

7. Create Title V Web page

August 2001

Quality Web Page added to WNMU site

and number of hits to site

CETAL Director

8. Maintain monthly newsletter (both online and printed) concerning Title V initiatives.

Monthly beginning in September

Posting and printing of quality newsletter

Title V Administrative Assistant

9. Hold monthly meetings of the Title V Task Force

Monthly, 2nd Wednesday of the month 3:00

agenda, minutes, attendance

Title V Task Force

10. Post Task Force meeting minutes on Title V Web Page

Monthly

Posted minutes

Title V Administrative Assistant

11. Select nominees, plan, and conduct successful Hall of Fame activities

May, 2002

Committee proceedings and celebration artifacts

Dean and Executive Secretary in SOE

12.Communicate with SOE personnel and other colleagues in a straightforward manner and with respect. Expect communication to be reciprocal.

Ongoing

Personnel files, SOE minutes

Dean, Coordinators or Directors in SOE

13. Focus on issues, not personalities, understand before being understood, and focus on quality of emotional, social, physical, cognitive, and spiritual well being.

Ongoing

Personnel files, SOE minutes

Dean, Coordinators or Directors in SOE

Objective E: Communicate effectively and regularly on academic matters to the Cabinet, Board of Regents, and other groups within the region WNMU serves.

Activities

Time Line

Assessment

Lead Person

1. Contact all area businesses to explore their employee tuition assistance programs. Continue to explore opportunities to partner with programs similar to Teach for America and Peace Corps Fellows. Develop relationship with Americorps.

9/2001

Business responses, partnership plans

EU Program Mgr

2. Continue to partner with local businesses, federal and state agencies, area governments to provide support for economic development efforts.

Ongoing

Partnership plans

Dean-EU, EU Program Mgr, Site Mgrs

Objective F: Ensure that WNMU centers in Gallup, Deming, and Truth or Consequences are effectively integrated into all academic planning and programs. Facilitate timely communications among centers and between the main campus and all off campus locations.

Activities

Time Line

Assessment

Lead Person

1. Maintain communications between the CETAL and off campus locations

August 2001, ongoing

Connection made through trip for WebCT training

CETAL Director

2. Provide needed support for off campus personnel

as needed

Requests for support; evaluations

CETAL Director

3. Implement web based registration system

Dec 2001

System in place and functional

IT Director

4. Install network connectivity to all sites

May 2002

Report on site connectivity

IT Director

5. Upgrade network to allow remote Banner printing

May 2002

Report on remote sites printing Banner reports

IT Director

6. Improve the quality of the admissions, financial aid and registration process to reduce student, staff and faculty frustration levels.

 

Satisfaction surveys

Dean-EU, VPAA, VPSA

7. Integrate career services to off-campus site by partnering with NM Dept. of Labor and WNMU career services office

Fall 2001

Evidence of Collaboration

EU-Program Mgr, Career Services Coord, Site Mgrs

8. Explore possibilities for career interest testing and surveys in Deming and Truth or Consequences.

Fall 2001

Meeting minutes

EU-Program Mgr, Career Services Coord, Site Mgrs

9. Continue to pursue the completion of the HUD funded daycare center in Truth or Consequences.

Fall 2001

Project progress

Dean-EU, VPAA, VPBA

10. Explore HUD funding for a daycare center in Deming.

Spring 2002

Funding availability

Dean-EU, Site Mgr

11. Continue to support efforts to strengthen the partnerships with Mexico

Ongoing

Site visits

All EU Staff

12. Have University Librarian coordinate with Deming Public Library to discuss any opportunities for sharing facilities and/or giving guidance for their collection development

1/2002

Evidence of collaboration

Dean-EU, University Librarian

13. Explore opportunities to partner with UNM-Gallup to house WNMU library materials

10/2001

Evidence of collaboration

Dean-EU, University Librarian, GGSC Chair

14. Continue to champion the goals and resolve the problems unique to distributed education

Ongoing

Satisfaction surveys

Dean-EU, VPAA, VPSA

15. Continue to assess off-campus facility needs and use

Ongoing

Off-campus site reporting

Dean-EU, Site Mgrs

16. Continue all efforts to receive increased off-campus funding

Ongoing

Off-campus site reporting

Dean-EU, EU Program Mgr

 

 

Goal 2: Provide WNMU faculty with opportunities for intellectual growth and stimulation.

Objective A: Encourage excellence in teaching.

Activities

Time Line

Assessment

Lead Person

1. Organize a retreat to share action research on teaching, research efforts or other scholarship progress.

August 2001

Agenda and Minutes

SOE Dean

2. Develop and implement a faculty load policy that addresses continuing education, overloads, double numbered courses, and administrative responsibilities.

May 2002

Approved proposals or policies with resources funded

Dean, Coordinators, or Directors in SOE

3. Support the expansion of the GGSC facility that addresses office space, student services, technology services, and security.

May 2002

Completed construction

SOE Dean and Faculty Chair, Dean of Extended University

4. Design process for faculty proposal of Freshman Seminar courses

December 2001

Process in place, sufficient faculty propose courses

Title V Freshman Seminar Coordinator

5. Select faculty to deliver courses in Fall 2002

May 2002

Names of individuals (with sufficient minority faculty involved)

Title V Freshman Seminar Coordinator

6. Provide training for Fall 2002 Freshman Seminar Instructors

August 2002

Agenda, sign-in sheets, evaluations

Title V Freshman Seminar Coordinator

Objective B: Support an ongoing faculty development program.

Activities

Time Line

Assessment

Lead Person

1. Lead and/or attend professional development sessions with colleagues and other professionals when offered.

TBA

Attendance, vita

Dean and Program Coordinators in SOE

2. Make (continued) progress on a programmatic and contractual connection with the Museum

May 2002

Bettison contract

SOE Dean

3. Design and provide professional development concerning learning communities

April 2002

Agenda, Sign-in, evaluations

Title V Learning Community Coordinator

4. Design and provide professional development concerning Freshman Seminar

April 2002

Agenda, Sign-in, evaluations

Title V Freshman Seminar Coordinator

5. Design and provide professional development concerning Peer Leadership Institute

April 2002

Agenda, Sign-in, evaluations

Title V Peer Leadership Coordinator

6. Design and provide professional development concerning inclusiveness

April 2002

Agenda, Sign-in, evaluations

CETAL Director and Director Multicultural Affairs and Student Activities

7. Design and provide professional development concerning technology integration

April 2002

Agenda, Sign-in, evaluations

CETAL Director

8. Design and provide professional development concerning the alignment process with K-12 schools

April 2002

Agenda, Sign-in, evaluations

CETAL Director

9. Promote professional development by providing software application(s) and IT related training to faculty

On-going

Class evaluations, and report on number of classes given and number of faculty attending

IT Director

10. Connect classrooms to internal network

May 2002

Report on classroom connectivity

IT Director

Objective C: Identify faculty research interests and facilitate access to information.

Activities

Timeline

Assessment

Lead Person(s)

  1. Prepare bibliographies based on faculty research interests

May 2002

Web link to bibliographies

Public Services Library Manager

  • Provide reference, interlibrary loan, and instruction services to faculty on request
  • May 2002

    Library monthly reports

    Public Services Library Manager

  • Provide Web access to library catalog, research databases, and other research tools through Voyager integrated system
  • May 2002

    Voyager reports, database use statistics

    University Librarian, System Technician

    Goal 3: Provide opportunities for intellectual stimulation and growth for faculty, students, and the broader community.

    Objective A: Work with faculty and students to develop an intellectually stimulating environment.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person

    1. Develop multi-year MBO-PDP goals when appropriate as well as one-year goals.

    February, 2002

    MBO documents

    SOE Dean and Coordinators

    Objective B: Build diversity among faculty and staff; bring new and different points of view and areas of study to campus.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person

    1. Explore opportunities for faculty exchanges with URN and other Mexican schools

    July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002

    Establishment of a faculty exchange program

    Dean, Pre-University Programs

    2. Coordinate with the Business Department to further activities with Mexican universities

    July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002

    Establishment of a faculty exchange program

    Dean, Pre-University Programs

    3. Visit URN and other Mexican universities to develop and implement a student exchange program

    July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002

    Establishment of a student exchange program for August 2002

    Dean, Pre-University Programs

    4. Explore opportunities to convert the summer Intensive English as a Second Language program into a six or eight week intensive ESL program.

    Fall 2001

     

     

    August 2001- July 2002

    Establishment of a PreUniversity Course Code

    Enroll international students in fall 2002

    Dean, Pre-University Programs

     

    Dean, Pre-University Programs

    5. Assign graduate assistants to functions associated with programming needs as requested by faculty or as needed for daily operations.

    August 2001

    Job Descriptions

    Faculty Coordinators in SOE

    6. Maintain a high percentage of Hispanics (Chicano/Mexican American /Mexicano/Latino) working for Title V

    ongoing

    hiring records

    CETAL Director

    7. Review classification of staff and make recommendations for adjustments

    Spring 2002

    Appropriate classifications

    Dean-EU

    8. Develop "grow my own" staff development opportunities to provide promising minority members with skills to enhance advancement opportunities.

    Spring 2002

    Appropriate training opportunities and re-classification

    Dean-EU

    Objective C: Work to integrate the University into the community by building interaction and collaboration between community members and WNMU academic programs.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person

    1. Hold membership in national, state, and regional organizations, task forces, or work groups

    May, 2002

    Vita data

    Coordinators and Directors in SOE

    2. Participate in task forces sculpturing state regulations on alternative licensure; the recruitment, retention and induction of quality teachers, professional development of inservice teachers, and other relevant issues to WNMU.

    May, 2002

    Vita data

    Coordinators and Directors in SOE

    3. Actively participate in the Renaissance Group as a third year member.

    July 1, 2002

    Annual Reports

    Dean, VPAA, President

    4. Organize 2 meetings of area scho0l administrators.

    December 2001, May 2002

    Meeting agenda and minutes

    CETAL Director

    5. Select 10 Mexicano Chicano Business Leader Mentors

    May 2002

    Individuals selected and recognized for their service to WNMU

    Dean, Pre-University Programs

    6. Design training for Mexicano Chicano Business Leader Mentors

    May 2002

    Materials created

    Agenda

    Dean, Pre-University Programs

    7. Train Mexicano Chicano Business Leader Mentors

    May 2002

    Log of training and interactions with students in Freshman Seminars And Learning Communities

    Dean, Pre-University Programs

    8. Organize 2 meetings of area school administrators.

    December 2001, May 2002

    Meeting agenda and minutes

    CETAL Director

    9. Meet with and review faculty research and development needs. Request input for local development of faculty workshops, particularity for adjunct faculty.

    10/2001

    Off-campus site reporting

    Dean-EU, Site Mgrs, GGSC Chair, Academic Dept Chairs

    Objective D: Build a continuing education program of credit and non-credit offerings that is second to none.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessments

    Lead Person

    1. Expansion of coursework and programs to branch campuses is continued. Distance learning and on-line is implemented by interested faculty.

    February, 2002

    MBO documents

    Dean and Coordinators in SOE, Director CETAL, Dean-EU

    1. Implement an Open University

    July 2001 – June 2002

    Offer classes in the spring or fall 2002

    Dean, Pre-University Programs

    3. Develop a quality program for the participants in Teach For America and Peace Corps.

    May 2002

    Enrollment and evaluation data

    SOE Dean and Faculty Chair

     

    Objective E: Provide cultural and instructional programming to the WNMU community and the public in support of Miller Library’s mission.

    Activities

    Timeline

    Assessment

    Lead Person(s)

    1. Schedule cultural programming in the library in support of the library’s mission

    June 2002

    Library monthly reports

    Public Services Library Manager

    2. Provide open instructional sessions to library patrons

    June 2002

    Library monthly reports

    Public Services Library Manager

    3. Provide satellite programming for WNMU community and community groups (fee-based for community groups)

    May 2002

    Library monthly reports

    Media Services Library Manager

    Objective F: Maintain current curriculum-based collection of materials relevant to the needs of the WNMU community (and, secondarily, the Grant County community).

    Activities

    Timeline

    Assessment

    Lead Person(s)

    1. Develop collections for programs scheduled for review during FY01-02

    June 2002

    Acquisition monthly reports

    University Librarian

    2. Acquire titles recommended by faculty (within limits of departmental allocations)

    June 2002

    Acquisition monthly reports

    University Librarian

    3. Assess requests for acquisitions made by WNMU staff and public patrons and acquire as appropriate to library mission/budget

    June 2002

    Acquisition monthly reports

    University Librarian

     

    Goal 4: Identify key academic areas in which to focus quality improvement efforts. Work with other campus constituencies to promote quality in all that we do.

    Objective A: Provide high quality, viable academic programs with a strong general education component at the undergraduate level and work at the graduate level that truly represents advanced study. Encourage programs that promote the University mission and student careers, which meet the needs of the State of New Mexico and the Southwest region, and which meet national and/or state accreditation standards.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person

    1. University approved hiring procedures are explicitly followed in faculty and staff search processes.

    December 2001 and May 2002

    Contracted personnel

    SOE Dean

    2.Actively assist professors at the GGSC with the quality expansion of the MAT.

    May 2002

    Enrollment and evaluation data

    SOE Dean and Faculty Chair

    3. Analyze schedule of course delivery and survey students to determine best times to schedule classes

    May 2002

    Report to Provost and VPSA

    Registrar/OIR

    4. Develop a high quality Freshman Seminars and Learning Communities

    ongoing

    success of program, student evaluations, interviews

    Title V Task Force

    Objective B: Foster development of quality indicators for academic programs and services and incorporate them into a program of continuous quality improvement.

    Objective C: Establish high quality academic support systems, including a state-of-the-art library, a computer center that serves academic needs, a campus-wide integrated network, and full access to the Internet and the WWW. Implement the President’s IT vision.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person

    1. Strive for the possibility of an alternative k-12 school system/professional development association in collaboration with the Silver and Cobre districts (Charter School initiative), and URN.

    May, 2001

    Proposal Draft

    SOE Dean

    2. Create and maintain availability of WNMU web pages

    On-going

    WNMU web pages are up-to-date

    IT Director

    3. Establish access to the Internet2

    EPSCoR award date

    WNMU has connectivity to I2

    IT Director

    4. Redesign/enhance website to provide information requested by faculty and students

    May 2002

    Website survey

    IT Director

    5. Move Academic Computing Martinez lab to ITC

    May 2002

    Move completed

    IT Director

    6. Implement SCT Banner HR/Payroll

    Dec 2002

    HR/payroll functions migrated to Banner

    IT Director, HR Director, AVPBA

    7. Implement Banner CAAP application

    May 2002

    CAAP system operational

    IT Director & Registrar

    8. Implement Campus pipeline

    May 2002

    Campus Portal operational

    IT Director

    9. Implement Voice mail

    May 2002

    Report on Voice mail implementation

    IT Director

    10. Develop standard policies for IT

    Dec 2001

    Policies in place

    IT Director

    11. Establish student email server where students assign themselves email accounts

    Dec 2001

    Server and software implemented

    IT Director

    12. Maintain quality as programs are developed through the CETAL

    ongoing

    logs, evaluations, success of participants

    CETAL Director, Title V Task Force

    Objective D: Review Academic Affairs publications for accuracy and audience appeal.

    Objective E: Ensure that academic and enrollment management processes are student and faculty friendly as well as efficient and effective.

    Activities

    Timeline

    Assessment

    Lead

    1. Conduct Customer Service training

    Nov 2001

    Classes scheduled for Nov.

    IT Director

    2. Implement Banner web for Students

    Dec 2001

    Students functional

    IT Director

    3. Implement Banner web for Faculty

    May 2002

    Faculty functional

    IT Director

     

    Objective F: Provide adequate equipment, facilities, and support to enhance quality delivery of academic programs.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person

    1. Encourage 100% participation in the 2001 Annual Foundation Campaign.

    End of Cam-

    paign

    Percentage of SOE faculty and staff giving

    Foundation Director

    2.Continue progress in merging program expectations with Vocational Education

    May 2001

    Revision for program folio

    Voc. Ed. Faculty in SOE

    3. Adequately equip the CETAL

    May 2002

    needed equipment available

    CETAL Director

    Objective G: Design an ongoing, broad-based assessment program which informs academic program planning and the University’s strategic plan.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person

    1. Design and implement assessment methods to evaluate Title V activity objectives.

    May 2002

    Evaluation reports

    NMILE Director, Institutional Researcher

    2. Enroll 80 or more first-time, full-time freshmen in Freshman Seminar

    Fall Census day 2001

    Enrollment data, class lists

    Title V Freshman Seminar Coordinator

    3. Create four Learning Communities of 20 students each

    August 15, 2001

    Enrollment data, Class lists

    Title V Learning Community Coordinator

    4. 85% Freshmen Seminar students pass with C or higher

    May 2002

    Grade sheets

    Title V Freshman Seminar Coordinator

    5. 85% Learning Community students will complete the courses with a C or higher

    May 2002

    Grade Sheets

    Title V Freshman Seminar Coordinator

    6. One-year retention rate for Fall 2001 Freshmen Seminar and Learning Community students will be 5% higher than the University’s average rate reported for that period.

    Fall Census Day 2002

    Enrollment data

    CETAL Director

    7. 70% or more of Peer Leaders will report increased confidence about assuming a leadership role after participating in the program

    May 2002

    Interviews, Survey data

    Title V Peer Leader Coordinator

    8. 20 University administrators and key staff completed training in the concept, development and implementation of Learning Communities, Freshman Seminar, and the Peer Leadership Program

    October 15, 2001

    Sign in sheets, logs of trainings

    CETAL Director, Title V Task Force

    9. 8 University faculty members completed training in the concept, development and implementation of Learning Communities, Freshman Seminar, and the Peer Leadership Program

    October 15, 2001

    Sign in sheets, logs of trainings

    CETAL Director, Title V Task Force

    10. 20 faculty will revise and/or develop courses integrating web-based learning technologies into their curriculum

    August 15, 2002

    Logs of trainings, list of new courses using web-based technologies

    CETAL Director

    11. 10 of the previous 20 faculty will report use of a new instructional innovation, student development strategy, and/or cultural awareness strategy.

    August 15, 2002

    Report to CETAL from trained faculty

    CETAL Director

    12. 20% of the staff will have completed technology and inclusiveness training and have incorporated it in their customer service.

    August 15, 2002

    Staff evaluations, satisfaction surveys

    CETAL Director

    Objective: Implement recommendations of IT PMT for hardware replacement, purchasing, and major IT acquisition processes.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person(s)

    1. Communicate recommendations to stakeholders

    Oct. 2001

    ITT, Academic Council, other meeting minutes

    IT PMT chair

    2. Revised process(es) based on stakeholder feedback

    Feb 2002

    Progress report to ITT

    IT PMT

    Goal 5: Provide ease of access to new technologies which affect teaching, learning, scholarly and creative activity, and service.

    Objective A: Build a coherent, mission-centered distance learning program.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person

    1. Provide quality WebCT training and support

    ongoing

    evaluations

    CETAL Director

    2. Provide quality ITV training and support

    ongoing

    evaluations

    CETAL Director, Media Services Manager

    3. Provide manuals for hands-on self instruction in WebCT

    ongoing

    quality of manuals

    CETAL Director

    4. Develop distance learning policies

    Fall 2002

    policies in place

    Distributed Education Task Force

    Objective B: Develop and support teaching methods incorporating electronic technologies.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person

    1. Equip CETAL to support innovation in teaching

    May 2002

    CETAL adequately equipped

    CETAL Director

    2. Provide quality support for faculty integrating technology in their teaching

    ongoing

    evaluations

    CETAL Director

    3. Initiate and encourage electronic communications and documents.

    Sept 2001

    Web page documents, e-mail registry, number of on-line courses and ITV courses

    SOE Dean, Coordinators, Directors, CETAL

    4.Develop a progressive relationship with the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CETAL).

    August, 2001

    Number of faculty involved and their respective roles

    Dean SOE

    5. Review access, use, support and training needs of students, staff, and faculty

    Spring 2002

    Off-campus site reporting

    Dean-EU, Site Mgrs, EU Program Manager

    6. Identify EU appropriate technology training for staff and faculty.

    Fall 2001

    Training agenda, logs, evaluations

    EU Program Manager

    Objective C: Support effective and efficient information transfer in all academic areas.

    Activities

    Time line

    Assessment

    Lead

    1. Provide timely, accurate reports to various bodies to whom WNMU reports

    CHE/DOE schedule

    Copies of reports, status of dates met

    OIR

    2. Coordinate with other offices to collect, analyze and disseminate information needed for decision making to academic units

    On-going

    Copies of reports

    OIR

    3. 1. Secure support for software and training to fully implement Banner.

    Sept 2001

    Use of Banner for financial, student, and SOE records.

    SOE Executive Secretary

    4. Facilitate the development of the virtual network between Gallup, Deming, and Silver City. This is the single most important issue for improving the registration process for our off-campus students, faculty, and staff.

    Fall 2001

    Network in place

    Dean-EU, Technical Services and Communication Manager, VPAA, VPSA, VPBA, Director-IT, AVPBA

    Objective D: Provide Web access to library resources and services via the Voyager integrated library system.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person(s)

    1. Maintain Web interface to library catalog, periodical holdings list, periodical databases, and other research tools

    June 2002

    Library OPAC team reports

    University Librarian

    2. Develop Web-based tools for library instruction

    January 2002

    Library monthly reports

    Public Services Library Manager

    3. Develop Web-based forms for library services, including interlibrary loan, reference, acquisitions, and library resource evaluation

    January 2002

    Library Web pages

    University Librarian

    Objective E: Provide access and support services for instructional technologies.

    Activities

    Timeline

    Assessment

    Lead Person(s)

    1. Maintain videoconference equipment and service for course offerings to sites in Deming and Gallup through ITV funds

    Sept. 2002

    Media Services monthly reports

    University Librarian

    2. Provide excellent service in delivering and maintaining classroom equipment to WNMU faculty on Silver City site

    June 2002

    Faculty survey

    Media Services Manager

    3. Coordinate with Director of CETAL to provide faculty training in instructional technologies

    June 2002

    Training assessment forms

    University Librarian

    4. Provide Web-CT license and training materials, through ITV funds

    June 2002

    License and training documents

    Media Services Manager

    5. Provide access to video production and postproduction systems

    June 2002

    Media Services Monthly report

    Media Services Manager

           

    Objective F: Coordinate and implement Rural Utilities Service grant (Gila Instructional Consortium) to provide courses via distance technologies to public schools in Lordsburg, Quemado, Reserve, and Magdalena.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person(s)

    1. Develop policies for course offering and faculty incentives

    Sept. 2001

    DE Task Force minutes

    DE Task Force

    2. Coordinate course schedules and offerings with public schools

    Sept. 2001

    Gila Instructional Consortium Web site

    Director of CETAL

    3. Provide faculty training in instructional technologies

    Dec. 2001

    Training assessment forms

    Director of CETAL

    4. Acquire hardware and coordinate network and hardware installations; coordinate training of on-site technical support

    Oct. 2001

    Purchase requisitions and work orders

    University Librarian

    5. Offer pilots courses to public schools

    June 2002

    Evaluation forms; Report to RUS

    University Librarian

    Goal 6: Generate a commitment to diversity that permeates the academic environment of the University.

    Objective A: Encourage a Diversity Task Force which creates a program of ongoing activities and which serves as a proactive force on the campus to promote and support diversity.

    Activities

    Timeline

    Assessment

    Lead

    1. Evaluate diversity of student body, faculty and staff

    May 2002

    Report on ethnicity, gender and age of students

    OIR

    Objective B: Establish recruitment policies and practices which will assist in building a more diverse faculty and staff.

     

    Objective C: Strengthen programs which effectively respond to the special needs of the multicultural population of this region especially those which enhance the Chicano, Native American, low-income, first generation student enrollment, retention, and graduation.

     

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person

    1. Maintain the Scope and Objectives funded by Title V for Hispanic Serving Institutions

    Ongoing

    Performance Report

    Title V Project Directors

    2. Hire quality Hispanic (Chicano/Mexican American/Mexicano/Latino) students as Peer Leaders

    August 2001, April 2002

    Percentage of Hispanic (Chicano/Mexican American/Mexicano/Latino) students hired

    Title V Peer Leader Coordinator

    3. Peer Leaders report an increased confidence about assuming a leadership role after participation in Peer Leader Program

    May 2002

    survey and interviews

    NMILE Director

    4. Build on the SOE relationship with administration from URN to enhance our program capacity and support their professional development efforts.

    Ongoing

    Signed agreements, professional development activities, trip itineraries

    SOE Dean and faculty liaison, Dr.Galaz

    5.Implement the New Mexico Institute for Learning and Evaluation (NMILE)

    August, 2001

    Memorandum of Agreement and operational functions

    Director of NMILE

    6.Establishment of a special education/bilingual licensure program and Special Needs Center (CHE proposal)

    May 2002

    Approved proposals or policies with resources funded

    Dean, Coordinators, or Directors

    7. Establishment of a Network for Electronic Licensure (NeTL)

    May 2002

    Approved proposals or policies with resources funded

    SOE Dean, Coordinators, or Directors

    8. Review the start-up of a fully approved school psychology licensure program through an Educational Specialist Degree.

    May 2002

    Approved proposals or policies with resources funded

    SOE Dean, Coordinators, or Directors

    9. Successfully initiate a secondary education early childhood program for Silver and Cobre High Schools.

    May 2002

    Enrollment and evaluations from Voc Ed program

    Director of CDC in SOE

    Goal 7: Ensure that appropriate academic support is available to all WNMU students, especially those who are at risk. Emphasize areas including advising, assessment, childcare, computing, developmental skills, libraries, and the honors program.

    Objective A: Provide a strong academic support system to serve at risk students that will include testing and placement in appropriate courses; a strong intrusive advising program, faculty centered tutoring support and supplemental instruction; and faculty development related to working with at risk students.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead

    1. Track performance of students who enroll in developmental course work and in honors classes

    May 2002

    Report to VPAA

    OIR and Director of Academic Support

    2. Track performance of students who completed developmental work in University level classes

    May 2002

    Report to VPAA

    OIR and Director of Academic Support

    3. Freshman Seminar and Learning Community Instructors Trained

    August 2001

    attendance, evaluations, video recording

    CETAL Director, Title V Task Force

    4. Freshman Seminar and Learning Community Instructors Meet

    meeting 2X month within learning communities

    meeting agenda and minutes

    Title V Learning Community Coordinator and Freshman Seminar Coordinator

     

     

     

    Objective B: Develop a plan to address retention issues.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person

    1. Hire Peer Leaders for the Freshman Seminar and Learning Communities

    August 2001, April 2002

    Quality of selected individuals

    Title V Peer Leader Coordinator

    2. Design Peer Leader Training Program

    April 2002

    Materials created

    Agenda

    Title V Peer Leader Coordinator

    3. Train Peer Leaders

    May 2002

    Formative evaluations

    Title V Peer Leader Coordinator

    4. Continually monitor the Freshman Seminars and Learning Communities to ensure its success as measured by academic success and increased retention

    ongoing

    interviews, student evaluations, specific data collection

    CETAL Director and NMILE Director

    Objective C: Develop a system to track student persistence and performance and use of support services.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person

    1. Track persistence and performance of all students in the Freshman Seminars and Learning Communities

    Aug 2002

    % of students from Freshman Seminars and Learning Communities returning for second year

    NMILE Director and Institutional Researcher

    2. Monitor use of Academic Labs and help desk

    May 2002

    Report to VPAA

    IT Director

     

    Objective D: Expand quality childcare opportunities for WNMU students, especially during evening hours, summer sessions, and orientation sessions.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person

    1.Monitor the renovation of the Early Childhood Education/Family Support Complex (Sechler and Glaser Halls)

    May 2002

    Completed construction

    Director of CDC in SOE

    2.Wire Sechler Hall for internet connectivity and telephone services

    May 2002

    Completed construction

    Director of CDC in SOE

    3.Positive recognition of early childhood education and family support programs.

    May 2002

    Publications and accreditations

    SOE Dean and Director of CDC

    4.Transform the special funding for early childhood programs to permanent funds

    May 2002

    Successful funding proposal

    Director of CDC in SOE

    5. Monitor use of library resources and services

    June 2002

    Report to VPAA

    University Librarian

    6. Develop and implement assessment plan for Miller Library

    Sept. 2001

    Miller Library Assessment Plan

    University Librarian

    7. Develop Miller Library strategic plan

    Dec. 2001

    Miller Library Strategic Plan

    University Librarian

     

    Goal 8: Ensure appropriate financial commitments are made to support academic programs and faculty/staff compensation.

    Objective A: Seek full funding of faculty and staff compensation plans as quickly as feasible.

    Objective B: Ensure that identified needs are addressed as quickly as possible through the strategic planning process.

    Objective C: Develop a plan to meet equipment needs and expand facilities to support a high quality, innovative academic program.

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person

    1. Attend and support alumni and foundation efforts to increase giving to the university.

    TBA

    Attendance, program inclusion

    SOE Dean

    2. Seek funding for quality equipment for the CETAL

    ongoing

    special project and grant applications

    CETAL Director

    3. Develop mechanism for tracking increase of funding due to Title V and ensure that funding goes to support Title V activities after grand funding ends

    ongoing

    yearly budget report following retention statistics

    Title V Task Force, Vice President for Business Affairs

    4. Explore opportunities of access local options funds in Gallup.

    Ongoing

    Meeting minutes with local officials

    Dean-EU, GGSC faculty

    5. Support Luna County's efforts to gain support for local option funding in Deming.

    Ongoing

    Meeting minutes with local officials

    President, VPAA, VPSA, VPBA, Dean-EU

    Objective D: Support initiative for General Obligation bond for academic libraries

    Activities

    Time Line

    Assessment

    Lead Person(s)

    1. Participate in bond planning and lobbying initiatives

    June 2002

    Report to VPAA

    University Librarian