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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Working Groups

As we move into the implementation phase of the strategic plan, cross-divisional groups will support the attainment of a number of the goals outlined in the plan.  In some cases, extant groups will fulfill this role. In other cases, new groups will be constituted. These groups will be responsible for recommending and executing initiatives to help the university attain the goals articulated in the strategic plan. Each group will have broad representation from the University Senate and appropriate university divisions. To ensure accountability, each group will be chaired by a senior administrator who will report to either the Provost or the appropriate divisional Vice President.   The material below describes the goal, divisional reporting and Chair of each group identified to date.

Working group: Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Students
Goal: Invest funds to increase the recruitment and retention of under-represented students through targeted recruitment and outreach to inform students of exceptional programmatic and co-curricular opportunities
Divisional Reporting: Student Affairs
Chair: Antionette Marbray & Vitaliano Figueroa

Working group: Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Faculty*
Goal: Invest in the recruitment and retention of under-represented faculty and staff through targeted activities
Divisional Reporting: Academic Affairs
Chair: Joanna Brooks
*An additional working group for staff will be convened in the near future.

Working group: Commuter Student Success
Goal: Promote commuter student success based on results of an in-progress needs assessment by the Divisions of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, with relevant support and resources and in association with the established Commuter Student Lounge of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Divisional Reporting: Student Affairs
Chair: Randy Timm

Working group: Integrative Diversity
Goal: Provide diverse educational experiences for all students by leveraging our campus’s rich diversity. Integrate diversity initiatives in support of these goals.
Divisional Reporting: Student Affairs
Chair: Christy Quiogue & Randy Timm

Working group: Alcohol and Other Drugs [Extant]
Goal: Convene a cross-divisional task force to review, assess, and implement additional support for programs addressing the negative academic and personal consequences of abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
Divisional Reporting: Student Affairs
Chair: James Lange & Kara Bauer

Working group: Learning Analytics 
Goal: Convene a broad-based task force of faculty and staff to evaluate approaches to integrating learning analytics and the student information system to allow timely interventions that promote student success at course and curricular scales.
Divisional Reporting: Academic Affairs
Chair: Geoff Chase

Working group: Campus Internship [Extant]
Goal: Strengthen internship and mentoring programs to foster students’ professional development by working collaboratively with our alumni to create an alumni network that supports lifelong success for all alumni.
Divisional Reporting: Student Affairs
Chair: James Tarbox

Working group: International Programs [Extant]
Goal: Increase the rate of undergraduate student participation in approved international experiences to 30% within five years by providing funds for support services.
Divisional Reporting: Academic Affairs
Chair: Al Sweedler

Working group: Undergraduate Research
Goal: Expand opportunities for undergraduate scholarship through innovative courses, experiences, and engagement.
Divisional Reporting: Academic Affairs
Chair: Geoff Chase

Working group: Entrepreneurial Experiences [Extant]
Goal: Support the university’s entrepreneurial centers to enhance students’ entrepreneurial
Initiatives.
Divisional Reporting: Academic Affairs
Chair: Stephen Welter

Working group: University Research [Extant] 
Goal: Invest funds to strengthen and build infrastructure essential to sustaining scholarly activity and productivity, including planned enhancements of research infrastructure envisioned in the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) report
Divisional Reporting: Academic Affairs
Chair: Stephen Welter

Working group: Campus Art Events (Arts Alive)
Goal: Support faculty efforts to build art events into the university curriculum framework (e.g. integrate plays, art, and/or music into course content across disciplines)
Divisional Reporting: Academic Affairs
Chair: Dani Bedau

Working group: Celebrating Aztec Faculty and Staff   
Goal: Create a faculty/staff advisory group to identify and recommend celebratory experiences to recognize institutional and individual excellence
Divisional Reporting: Business and Financial Affairs
Chair: Jessica Rentto

Working group: Enhancing Campus Climate and Culture for Persons of Varying Abilities 
Goal: Identify initiatives that enhance the campus climate and culture for persons of varying abilities
Divisional Reporting: Business and Financial Affairs
Chair: Antionette Marbray & Louis Frick

Working group: Corporate Affiliates [Extant]
Goal: Create an Industry Affiliates Partnership to advance support for the commercialization of products and services
Divisional Reporting: University Relations and Development
Chair: Ben Moraga

Working group: Neighbor/Community Relations
Goal: Establish a cross-divisional working group to reassess and recommend ways to renew and revitalize good neighbor relationships with the surrounding community. A set of recommendations should be completed by December 1, 2013
Divisional Reporting: University Relations and Development
Chair: Megan Collins

Working group: Branding & Marketing
Goal: Invest funds to sharpen SDSU’s distinctive profile as a research-intensive public university through coordinated branding, marketing, and targeted communication
Divisional Reporting: University Relations and Development
Chair: Greg Block


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