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Faculty Strategic Direction and Goal Revisions

Suggested Language for Revisions From the Faculty Senate Strategic Plan Rapid Response Team and the Faculty Senate

Directions Statements
  • Inclusion
    SPA Wording:  
        Develop an environment of inclusion that values individual experiences and multiple perspectives
    Faculty re-wording:  
        Develop an environment of inclusion that honors individual identities, experiences, and abilities, values multiple perspectives, and promotes cultural competence

  • Engagement
    SPA Wording:
        Ensure the College community fosters the engagement of all students throughout their academic experience
    Faculty re-wording:  
        Ensure that the College community fosters and supports the engagement of all students throughout their academic experience

  • Achievement
    SPA Wording:
        Improve academic success for all students while facilitating equality of (or “equity of”-- it appears this way in a PowerPoint slide) achievement
    Faculty re-wording:
        Enhance and support the academic environment in ways that lead to increased achievement, overall, and that facilitate greater equity of student success across demographic groups
Goals Statements
  • Student Experience
    SPA wording:  
        Provide a common foundational experience aligned with student needs
    Faculty re-wording :  
        Emphasize campus-wide responsiveness to the common challenges and opportunities of the first-year student experience

  • Curriculum and Instruction (Suggested Re-wording: Curricula and Instruction)
    SPA wording:
        Adopt faculty-directed changes to curriculum and instruction that are responsive to evolving student needs
    Faculty re-wording:
        Ensure careful and collaborative investigation and evaluation of curriculum, instructional delivery methods, and scheduling options, in response to evolving student needs, strengths, interests, and goals

  • Stewardship
    SPA wording:
        Allocate resources to sustainable student success practices
    Faculty re-wording:
        Dedicate College resources, both financial and human, to optimizing student success, while remaining responsive to external trends and issues that have documented effects on the College

  • Align Employee Skills with Strategic Initiatives (Suggested re-wording: Employee Skills)
    SPA wording:
        Enhance employee skills through professional development opportunities that align with strategic plan goals
    Faculty re-wording: 
        Supplement ongoing professional development opportunities with offerings that enhance employee skills with respect to student inclusion, engagement, and achievement

  • Pathways (Suggested re-wording: Student Progress)
    SPA wording:
        Provide faculty-designed pathways that guide all students toward achieving their goals
    Faculty re-wording:  
        Ensure that the College curricula remain diverse and enriching, allowing for a process of discovery, multidisciplinary breadth, and articulation with student-generated educational goals