OAA Agendas for 1998-99

Edward J Ray

  1. 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.
  2. Strategic Focus. Develop appropriate benchmark and performance measures for colleges and department in order to determine how top 10 performance can be identified.
  3. Budget Restructuring. With Bill Shkurti both propose specific budget allocation rules for possible implementation in FY00 and develop top 10 goals.
  4. 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.)
  5. Year 2000. Prior to a CIO being appointed, work with coordinating team to make all central and distributed IT systems year 2000 compliant.

Martha A Garland

  1. Communications. Communicate undergradate-related projects to the faculty and the public; improve university web-site and various phone-answering services.
  2. 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).
  3. Leadership Initiative. With Student Affairs provide opportunity for undergraduates to develop skills and attitude to make a difference in their future communities.
  4. 1870 Society Scholars. Develop a range of living/learning environments to recruit and serve population of "near honors" students.
  5. 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 year.

Susan Huntington

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Newsletter. Produces semi-annual Newsletter on OSU Graduate Education for University and external community.
  4. Diversity. Review and revise programs to enhance diversity at the graduate level.
  5. Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Promote university-wide discussion of about-to-released task force report on electronic theses.
  6. 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 property rights.

Alayne Parson

  1. Selective Investment. Organize Faculty review of eight programs invited to submit SI proposals so that recommendations can be made in the Spring.
  2. Academic Enrichment. Review cumulative impact of program to date, assessing effectiveness of individual projects funded.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Barbara Rich

In the context of having completed a restructuring plan for OMA but having to work within existing structure:

  1. 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
  2. Retention Collaborations. Collaborative with UVC and Student Affairs to affirm the collection OSU value of student retention.
  3. Building Relationships with Deans & Department Heads. Develop programs at college and department level to enhance student retention.
  4. "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.
  5. 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.
  6. Hale Center Renovation. Hands-on monitoring of renovation project.

Nancy M Rudd

  1. 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.
  2. Commission of Faculty Development and Careers. Commission should complete analysis this Autumn and start producing recommendations what will spawn additional projects.
  3. Handbooks. Complete Handbook for Deans, Directors and Department heads and convert to a web document. Work on web-based Faculty Handbook.
  4. Newark Search Committee. Serve on search committee for new leadership on Newark Campus.
  5. Academic Leadership Programs. With Organization and Human Resources Development (?), implement a new program on "Emerging Academic Leaders."
  6. Policies. With all relevant bodies, implement new Conflict of Interest and Faculty Paid Consulting policies.
  7. 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.

Randy Smith

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Human Resources).
  3. Program Review. Assess the relatively inactive university-wide review program for regularly assessing each academic unit.
  4. 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.

Dave Ferguson

  1. Communications. Enhance presentations of OAA initiatives to BOT thru Educational Affairs Committee and to constituencies on campus and off.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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