Provost & Academic Vice President

2014-15 Academic Affairs Goals

  1. Enhanced Culture for Teaching and Learning
    1. Maintain rigor and high academic standards
    2. Support for Quad Cities Riverfront campus
    3. Support for the enhanced scholarship model
    4. Continued focus on the expanded scope of the Centennial Honors College
    5. Increase focus on internships and service learning opportunities
    6. Support undergraduate and graduate research opportunities
    7. Support special program for women in the sciences and government
    8. Support scholarly/professional activity
  2. Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability
    1. Identify further costs savings to meet challenges in the FY16 budget
    2. Identify alternative funding sources
    3. Develop college priorities in fundraising
  3. Enhance Academic Affairs Role in Enrollment Management and Student Success
    1. Implement undergraduate, graduate, and international recruitment plans for each department/school
    2. Continue to expand Distance Learning opportunities
    3. Provide opportunities for non-degree seeking students
    4. Maintain participation in the Building Connections mentoring program
    5. Review effectiveness of the revised FYE program
    6. Implement enhanced campus-wide advising procedures
    7. Enhance access, equity, and multicultural initiatives for entire campus community
  4. Focus on International Recruiting and Education Opportunities
    1. Increase the number of international students
    2. Increase number of study abroad participation and opportunities
    3. Develop academic partnerships with international institutions of higher learning
    4. Strengthen relationships with embassies and host countries
  5. Facilities Enhancement and Technology Support
    1. Support for the Center for Performing Arts
    2. Renewed funding for classroom renovation
    3. Support major capital budget initiatives
    4. Continue to facilitate the University Technology consolidation and support uTech initiatives