2P3 Determining Faculty and Staff Needs
Relative to Other Distinctive Objectives
Individuals involved in strategic planning work to achieve the goals, objectives, and action items in the Strategic Plan (8P1). These groups consist of faculty and staff from across the institution and involve students and the community.
The Academic Affairs Enrollment Management (AAEM) team for Student Engagement examined enrollment management issues for critical student cohort groups and other enrollment management concerns:
- High-ability students
- Students of color
- Returning adult students
- International students
- Transfer students
- Continuing and professional education
- Assessment, evaluation, and benchmarking
- Institutional resources and capacity
- Marketing and public relations
Planning teams produced recommendations for the AAEM:
- Current campus practices and processes for continuation or discontinuation
- National best practices or research findings to be adopted
The Noel-Levitz consulting firm helped to develop annual tactical recruitment and retention plans to implement Western’s enrollment management goals (2I2).
Faculty and staff were actively involved in creating Communicating Quality objectives, participating through formal surveys, focus groups, and meetings. They saw this distinctive objective as important for recruiting students, for recruiting and retaining quality faculty members, and for helping to receive private and public grant support.
Led by a consultant, representatives across campus assessed the Banner Gold project objectives. A request for proposals was developed that articulated needs for an automated Enterprise Resource Planning system. Western held software demonstration forums for all faculty, staff, and students. Input was used to determine the software vendor.