April 5, 2013
Goals Conference Participants
At the Goals Conference the members of the Planning Task Force and other institutional leaders gathered into groups around each of the strategic themes that had been identified in the Concept Papers. Based on the contents of the Concept Papers, each group selected 5 Goals around each strategic theme, which are listed below.
Through a round-robin approach the Goals Conference participants then identified the top 2 Possible Goals in each area (as indicated by the numbers in parentheses following each Goal below). The groups reconvened to develop each Possible Goal into Draft Plans for further consideration by the Administrative Council.
Goal 1 (5): Explore opportunities to develop and create more psychology based Undergraduate and Graduate programs
Goal 2 (21): Build stronger academic support "superior" academic support services for students at all levels so that we are known for these services. (Combined from other group)
Goal 3 (2): Explore opportunities to develop a larger selection of GR and post GR degree offerings that are career specific
Goal 4 (19): Develop study abroad programs to broaden and enhance our student's experiences across all majors to attract more students
Goal 5 (7): Maintain a strong commitment to our liberal arts core while building degree programs that enhance students' career opportunities.
Academic Group - B
Goal 1 (23): Emphasize student faculty interaction through blended courses and high-impact practice
Goal 2: Provide superior academic support services (duplicate of other Academic group)
Goal 3 (14): Incorporate experiential learning opportunities and include in graduation requirements.
Goal 4 (12): Cultivate community outreach through bridge programs
Goal 5 (4): Use technology to support accessibility
Goal 1(27): Create a process to engage all students in campus life.
Goal 2 (20): Need for increased student resources
Goal 3 (32): Develop the campus center as the "Living room of Campus".
Goal 4 (13): Increase service learning opportunities, etc. (ie…
Goal 5 (5): Develop visibility of security
Goal 1 (22): Access to technology
Goal 2 (48): Grounds
Goal 3(19): Security
Goal 4 (2): Parking- strategically add spaces
Goal 5 (3): Food Service: More options
Goal 1 (35): Overarching and Targeted Marketing
Goal 2 (13): Marketing today students, student athletes
Goal 3 (10): Expand our market outside CT
Goal 4 (35): Social media and digital marketing
Goal 5- Metrics and assessment (part of all 4 goals above.)
Sr. Anne Kilbride, OP
Goal 1 (24): Implement a community service program beginning with orientation
Goal 2 (20): Create a centralized department/office focused on all aspects of community service and engagement including all student and alumni
Goal 3 (29): align and promote the institution with Dominican Values
Goal 4 (10): Create internal communications vehicle, including campus calendar
Goal 5 (14): Encourage faculty/staff to align themselves/ become affiliated with at least 1 non-profit organization
Goal 1 (8): Develop a "zero based budget" that incorporates results of an expanded enrollment process (1,3, 5 year projections)
Goal 2 (38): Develop a grant committee
Goal 3(26): Capital campaign based on strategic plan priorities.
Goal 4 (5): Expense reduction thru process analysis
Goal 5 (17): Explore opportunities for new revenue streams