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Strategic Plan - College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Strategic Plan for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
University of Central Missouri
2008 College Plan
The disciplines in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) provide the major core of liberal learning at the University of Central Missouri and emersion in various disciplines including specialized training in the fine and performing arts. As such the College provides students with the academic foundation and experience needed for success in: designated careers, professional school, and advanced studies.
- Help to make UCM the intellectual and cultural center for the region.
- Exemplify the teacher-scholar model through the philosophy and practice of continuous improvement in teaching and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Be a model for creating and sustaining high quality academic programs that receive regional and national recognition.
- Be known for valuing students, staff, and faculty, and for rewarding excellence.
- Respect for students, staff, colleagues, and friends
- Rewards for results
- Creativity and academic rigor
1. Cultivate an engaging intellectual climate in which learning is emphasized.
i) Create opportunities for ongoing discussion of best practices in teaching and learning.
ii) Host acclaimed scholars and decision makers in pertinent disciplines and professions.
iii) Develop instruments to assess and improve student learning.
2. Expand and strengthen the cultural assets of UCM to inform and enrich the campus and the wider community.
i) The successful integration of the Performing Arts Series into the College.
ii) Increased attendance and/or season subscriptions to Theatre, Music, and other Performing Arts events.
iii) Consistently host world-class events that attract audiences within a 45-minute radius to Performing Arts
3. Exemplify the teacher-scholar model through the philosophy and practice of continuous improvement in teaching and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
i.) Increase the number and quality of research/creative projects undertaken by the faculty as a result of promotion and additional time made available through reduced teaching load.
ii.) Increase number of students who gain admission to graduate and professional programs through high expectation, modeling academic rigor, mentoring, and advising.
iii.) Strengthen faculty-student co-authored publications.
4. Assertively seek internal and external resources, including support for sponsored research, and endowments.
i) Increase number and kind of grant applications in all areas.
ii) Increase endowed scholarship funds.
iii) Attract financial support for a Performing and Visual Arts Center.
iv) Attract support for the establishment of Centers/Institutes.
5. Be a model of high quality academic programs that receive regional and national recognition.
i) In Theatre: Continue training of students in pursuit of regional recognition through the Kennedy Center
ii) Focus on quality improvement in pursuit of American College Theatre Festival recognition for both faculty
and student works.
iii) Pursue highest accreditation available in all programs.
iv) Increase demand for our graduates by prominent national employers through exceptional networking, student preparation, and advising.
6. Be known for valuing students, staff, and faculty and for rewarding excellence.
i) Foster outstanding performance and improve significance of awards for student, staff, and faculty accomplishments.
ii) Increase retention of qualified students, staff, and faculty by requiring high levels of performance and providing academic and professional tools for outstanding accomplishments.
iii) Increase and promote staff and faculty development opportunities.
7. Create a college community that values excellence based on the principle of continuous improvement
i) Strengthen CQUIP initiatives.
ii) Incorporate continuous improvement principles into annual report, program review, and planning.
iii) Incorporate principles of continuous improvement into teaching/learning assessment instruments.