Teaching, Learning & Scholarship


Objectives and Actions

Provide professional development opportunities for faculty and staff to achieve higher levels of learning and development.

A team of faculty and staff attended the First Year Experience conference and held a teaching workshop in 2012.

Faculty Learning Communities have been organized to provide professional development for faculty.

Day-long workshops on enhancing teaching skills are being held every semester.

Expand the number of service learning courses and opportunities.

A service learning coordinator was appointed.

Increase the number of students participating in undergraduate research and externally funded grant dollars spent on undergraduate research projects.

A record 216 students presented 122 projects with 60 faculty sponsors at the 2012 Student Research Day. Students and faculty sponsors received $47,750 for research. Cross-divisional implementation will continue for this program.

Complete Academic Master Plan to guide departmental/school planning.

Phase I is complete. It is anticipated that Phase II, underway now, will be complete in May 2014. Phase III is scheduled to be complete in December 2016.

Complete searches for five deans.

Four searches are underway. The fifth will begin in fall 2013.

Explore the need for an establishment of a center that enhances and supports the campus culture of teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.

Pursuit of this objective will resume in July 2013.

Recast the Honors Program to attract and retain academically talented students.

Pursuit of this objective will resume in July 2013.