Strategic Goals

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Access

  • Increase enrollment to 15,000 student headcount and 11,600 FTE students
  • Increase diversity of student body through an increase in minority students, international students, and out-of-state students
  • Increase number of students that transfer to TTU from community colleges
  • Increase the number of on-line programs/courses offered

Student Success

  • Increase the retention rate of students accumulating 24, 48, and 72 credit hours
  • Increase the six-year graduation rate of TTU students
  • Increase the number of baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees awarded

Quality

  • Enhance the learning environment for students
  • Maintain the average ACT score and high school GPA of incoming freshmen

Resourcefulness

  • Increase externally funded research and service grants
  • Increase resources provided by private fundraising

Efficiency

  • Streamline and automate administrative processes
  • Reduce the amount of budgeted funds supporting administrative functions

 

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ACCESS

Goal 1: Increase the number of new and existing academic programs and partnerships that are both innovative and well aligned with state and national  priorities.

Objectives:

  1. Create new degree-granting programs (undergraduate or graduate)
  2. Create or update concentrations or options
    1. Increase course offerings in international studies
  3. Increase effective use of technology in academic programs/delivery of academic programs
  4. Develop new partnerships with Community colleges
    1. Transfer students, dual admissions, learning support partnership
  5. Develop new partnerships with area K-12 schools
  6. Launch STEM center programming
  7. Form a regional development center (education, economic development and rural health care)

STUDENT SUCCESS

Goal 2: Increase retention and the number of students who complete a Baccalaureate or graduate degree.

Objectives:

  1. Focus recruitment and marketing efforts on selected sub-populations and programs
    1. International students, transfer students, geographically under-represented and low-income students
  2. Develop Living- and- Learning Experiences outside the Traditional Classroom
    1. Develop a Learning Assistance Commons
    2. Develop Learning Villages
  3. Improve advising and related student services
    1. Undergraduate and graduate transcript analysis
    2. Develop a coordinated campus advising model
  4. Promote campus wide initiatives on Wellness
  5. Develop an enhanced extracurricular student experience through the Division of Student Affairs and the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

QUALITY

Goal 3: Enhance the learning environment to effectively support all programs and objectives.

Objectives:

  1. Upgrade facilities
  2. Upgrade the IT Infrastructure
  3. Increase the number of faculty and students (undergraduate and graduate) engaged in research, service, and evidence-based learning practices
  4. Enhance international diversity and awareness (global diversity)

RESOURCEFULNESS

Goal 4: Generate external resources to maintain and enhance Quality.

Objectives:

  1. Increase Grants and Contracts
  2. Increase Private Fundraising
    1. Centennial Campaign
    2. Development activities
  3. Promote Partnerships (see University Research Council Strategic planning document dated 4-30-10)

EFFICIENCY

Goal 5: Develop more efficient and cost-effective administrative processes.

Objectives:

  1. Reduce costs and inefficiencies in current paper based processes (See Jeff Young document)
    1. Tenure and Promotion
    2. Curriculum Approval
    3. Registration
    4. Purchasing/Contracts/Financial Transactions
    5. Hiring, compensation and evaluation processes
    6. Grants processing
  2. Implement space management software
  3. Implement Work Flow software

    Strategic Plan Support Documentation (2011-2015)

     

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