OAA Agendas for 1998-99
- Leadership Agenda. Develop University level benchmark and
performance measures so that measures of performance together with
budget allocations by action area can appear in BOR report on
Leadership Agenda for FY00.
- Strategic Focus. Develop appropriate benchmark and
performance measures for colleges and department in order to determine
how top 10 performance can be identified.
- Budget Restructuring. With Bill Shkurti both propose specific
budget allocation rules for possible implementation in FY00 and develop
top 10 goals.
- Diversity and Community. With University community, (i)
restructure OMA and responsibilities of Vice Provost, (ii) initiate
university-wide dialogue on diversity and (iii) develop administrative
structure to provide coordinated programs and commitments to diversity.
(The University will analysis its effectiveness in recruitment and
retention of women and minority faculty and staff.)
- Year 2000. Prior to a CIO being appointed, work with
coordinating team to make all central and distributed IT systems year
- Communications. Communicate undergradate-related projects to
the faculty and the public; improve university web-site and various
- Student Information System. Use initial funding for
preliminary development and technology planning of integrated student
information system (SIS).
Gene Schuster (on leave from other duties) will lead planning;
Brad Myers (Acting Registrar) heads up web development.
Strategy team is Brad Myers, Jim Nichols (Finance), Jim Mager
(Enrollment Services), Jim Davis (UTS), Eric Busch (Student Affairs) and
Martha Garland (OAA).
- Leadership Initiative. With Student Affairs provide
opportunity for undergraduates to develop skills and attitude to make a
difference in their future communities.
- 1870 Society Scholars. Develop a range of living/learning
environments to recruit and serve population of "near honors" students.
- Right Sizing the Student Population. Develop more effective
plans to (i) retain more freshmen and sophomores, (ii) attract able
transfer students while at the same time (a) shrink the total number
of students and (b) improve the quality and "mix." Identifying and
providing better services for transfer students will be stressed this
- Graduate Quality of the University Experience. With the near
completion of the data analysis, present data and recommendations to
University community and implement proposals as appropriate.
- Grad School Policy and Governance. Review and revise policies
affecting quality and effective use of resources in graduate education;
especially GA appointments and probationary student status.
- Newsletter. Produces semi-annual Newsletter on OSU Graduate
Education for University and external community.
- Diversity. Review and revise programs to enhance diversity at
the graduate level.
- Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Promote university-wide
discussion of about-to-released task force report on electronic theses.
- Training and Development for Graduate Faculty and Students.
For junior faculty, offer this year workshops on advising graduate
students. For graduate students, offer this year workshops on writing
thesis, from nuts and bolts to large-project management to intellectual
- Selective Investment. Organize Faculty review of eight programs
invited to submit SI proposals so that recommendations can be made in
- Academic Enrichment. Review cumulative impact of program to
date, assessing effectiveness of individual projects funded.
- Glenn Initiative. As member of oversight committee, plan and
implement this year's projects and develop on-going programs that will
be appropriate components of proposed institute.
- Capital Plan.Space Facilities Committee will review major
capital requests, hold site visits and host space hearings to provide
preliminary recommendations to Ray and Shkurti before end of Winter
quarter on 2001-2002 capital budget.
In the context of having completed a restructuring plan for OMA
but having to work within existing structure:
- Scope and Ingredients for OSU Diversity. Assist Kirwan's
diversity goal being realized with building infrastructure for diversity
initiatives; also strengthen diversity dialog with CIC
- Retention Collaborations. Collaborative with UVC and Student
Affairs to affirm the collection OSU value of student retention.
- Building Relationships with Deans & Department Heads.
Develop programs at college and department level to enhance student
- "Geodeomographics" in Admissions and Financial Air.
Attempt to develop "geodeomographics" as a new recruitment tool and with
the Black Alumni Association increase the pool of applicants.
- New Agreement with Nine School Superintendents. Hash out
details of collaboration with school superintendents and College of
Education regarding future employment of our Education Majors.
- Hale Center Renovation. Hands-on monitoring of renovation
- Promotion and Tenure. Complete implementation of new P&T
rules by Spring; currently 4/5 of all TIU's have submitted plans of
which only 1/4 has been approved.
- Commission of Faculty Development and Careers. Commission
should complete analysis this Autumn and start producing recommendations
what will spawn additional projects.
- Handbooks. Complete Handbook for Deans, Directors and
Department heads and convert to a web document. Work on web-based
- Newark Search Committee. Serve on search committee for new
leadership on Newark Campus.
- Academic Leadership Programs. With Organization and Human
Resources Development (?), implement a new program on "Emerging Academic
- Policies. With all relevant bodies, implement new Conflict
of Interest and Faculty Paid Consulting policies.
- New Faculty Orientation Program. With all relevant bodies,
develop a "new" New Faculty Orientation Program for Fall 1999,
replacing/enhancing current one that focuses just on teaching.
- Student Assessment. Work with relevant colleges to prepare
progress report due June 1999 to North Central Association of Colleges
and Schools on student assessment. Report will contain local and peer
institute examples and formal plans for range of action items.
- Continuous Quality Improvement. With Human Resources, prepare
a status report on CQI activities in four colleges (Business, Engineering,
FAES and Medicine) and two support areas (Business & Administration and
- Program Review. Assess the relatively inactive university-wide
review program for regularly assessing each academic unit.
- BOR and Council on Institutional Cooperations. Establish a
formal and regular relationship with BOR so that OSU is better informed;
establish strong communication between OSU
administrators/faculty/students who formally interact with colleagues
thru CIC initiatives.
- Communications. Enhance presentations of OAA initiatives to
BOT thru Educational Affairs Committee and to constituencies on campus
- Coordination. Explore benefit of pro-active meetings with
communication directors in colleges and academic units to enhance the
standing and reputation of academic units as OSU pursues Top 10 status.
- Special Projects. With President's office, continue to work
on the Glenn Institute including the preparation/presentation of center
proposal to CAA Spring 1999.
Your comments and
suggestions are appreciated.
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