8R1 Results for Accomplishing Institutional Strategies and Action Plans
Annual Progress Report on the Strategic Plan indicates the accomplishment of specific objectives for each goal in the seven areas of strategic planning (Figure
8.2). The first Annual Progress Report on the new strategic plan will be available in September 2008. Progress in the strategic goals and objectives aligned with AQIP Categories appear in matrices found at the beginning of each Systems Portfolio Category. Unit, Area, and Division reports include progress within these areas.
As indicated in 9R1a, 80 percent of Western graduates completed internships, practica, or faculty/student research in 2005. The number of students completing applied learning activities has increased from 72 to 80 percent in three years.
Through enrollment management planning, Western has fully implemented 217 of 246 action items. Six of the seven first-year goals in the recruitment plan have been met. In consultation with Noel-Levitz, Western has created and is implementing a retention plan.
Western has encouraged completion of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education’s high school core requirements through the Ready.Set. Go…Discover College program at middle schools (8P3).
The Communicating Quality Project resulted in the completion of brochures, web sites, and alumni surveys for 23 academic programs.
In 2005, Western had 47 more stories in non-paid media than the previous years and doubled the number of releases over the past three years while maintaining a 98 percent publishing rate for those releases (2R1).
Institutional Advancement has accomplished several strategic goals. Its goal to have 300 donor members in the Western League for Excellence has resulted in 278 or 92.7 percent of the goal. Western has increased by 17 percent the unrestricted new dollars for FY06. Sponsorships increased 40 percent in FY06 for the Convocation on Critical Issues, tripling sponsorships for this event in two years.
An agreement among the University, Alumni Association, and Foundation was signed in January 2005. This agreement clarified the roles of each group. Western surpassed its goals for involving 100 alumni in voluntary service to the institution and 400 alumni in attendance at events. The alumni participation rate has increased from 5.77 percent in FY05 to 10.92 percent in FY06.
Western has been continually accredited by the North Central Association since 1919 and maintains accreditation of the following programs (O1, Figure
Curricular review indicates programs are current. The five-year program review results in reallocation of resources, including staff, space, and budgets, and provides direction for the next five years (1C2, 1P8).
Financial Planning and Administration completed successful projects in campus safety and facilities assessment (5R1). A major accomplishment was the installation of a new administrative hardware and software system using SunGard SCT Banner (2R1, Figures 2.3-2.4).