Timeline: Goal 2

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Timeline: Goal 2

Cultivate and strengthen the educational, economic, and cultural well-being of our region.

Year 1: 2006-07

Action Step 1

  • Appoint a committee to oversee the development and/or enhancement of publicizing campus events and accomplishments to the greater community, to include a variety of media.
  • Assess handicapped accessibility to all facilities at all sites and develop an implementation schedule and budget for completion of facility improvements.
  • Design strategies to assess and improve accessibility, awareness of the institution’s presence, and eliminate physical barriers at institutional sites.
  • Develop and implement a plan to improve parking access for the public and for placing directional kiosks on the sites for improved access.
  • Coordinate with community education and student life on the reorganization of the Fairmont State web site to improve access and information sharing for various identifiable user groups.
  • Coordinate with community education and student life to plan expansion of special events to all centers.

Action Step 2

  • Identify current partnerships and work with partners and advisory groups to identify criteria for effective partnerships.
  • Develop and conduct a needs analysis for business and industry.
  • Set up advisory councils for community input and assessment of institutional efforts relating to business and industry, public education (K-12), community development, and human services, and begin regular meetings.
  • Plan for the continued expansion of Fairmont State's philanthropic gifts, grants, and contracts.
  • Work with community partners to design and implement a plan that will provide research venues that enhance the skills of faculty and facilitate the education of students.

Action Step 3

  • Develop plans and begin implementation of the expansion of the institution’s research capacity.
  • Set up a process whereby institutional representatives are paired with economic and business agencies, organizations, and trade associations throughout the region.
  • Increase by five percent the professional development opportunities in their field of study for faculty.
  • Create a fully staffed Office of Institutional Research that has annual environmental scanning as part of its mission.
  • Design and implement an internal communications process to ensure that information on outreach activities is gathered and shared with the entire campus community, and that these opportunities cover the service region of Fairmont State.

Action Step 4

  • Seek input from community organizations on potential student involvement through internships, service learning and outreach.

Action Step 5

  • Develop a five-year plan to expand the cultural offerings that Fairmont State will deliver to the community and implement year one.
  • Incorporate the Community Music Program into the Fairmont State Conservatory for the Arts, including instruction in theatre and art.

Year 2: 2007-08

Success Indicator Tasks: Compile an annual assessment report made up of submissions by each advisory committee to chart progress of that committee, to include problems, successes, and outstanding issues.

Action Step 2

  • Based on the input from the advisory council on K-12 education, develop new initiatives whereby Fairmont State can assist public school teachers and administrators in addressing the issues and needs of public education in the service area.
  • Continue to provide research venues that enhance the skills of faculty and facilitate the education of students.
  • Continue to expand Fairmont State’s philanthropic gifts, grants, and contracts.
  • Assess the effectiveness of partnerships using established criteria and revise efforts as necessary.

Action Step 3

  • Complete the implementation of the process insuring that institutional representatives are partnering with economic and business-related agencies, organizations, and trade associations throughout the service region.
  • Initiate a "faculty loan-to-business program” and develop a process to measure its viability and success.
  • Increase by 5 percent the professional development opportunities in their field of study for faculty.
  • Convene representatives from all academic areas to develop guidelines/goals for advisory groups.
  • Establish or invigorate advisory groups for all academic areas.
  • Seek input from business, industry, government, and non-profit groups on roles Fairmont State can play as an active corporate citizen.

Action Step 4

  • Create a series of programs designed to help new and existing faculty understand community issues and to increase their outreach initiatives into the greater service area.
  • Begin an annual process of addressing faculty involvement in collaborative community outreach by including it as a component of the annual faculty evaluation.
  • Form a Speaker’s Bureau and distribute information on speakers/presenters/subjects of expertise to the greater community served by the institution.
  • Design and implement a program to improve and expand outreach activities with agencies that assist the underserved and underrepresented, to include expansion of internships, service learning projects, and outreach opportunities at all sites.

Action Step 5

  • Develop and implement a plan to increase the awareness of the economic impact of Fairmont State’s cultural activities on the region.
  • Implement year two of the plan to expand cultural offerings delivered to the community by Fairmont State.
  • Convene stakeholders to assess effectiveness of current forms of print and electronic media used to publicize campus events and accomplishments, and create plans for improvement and expanded distribution.

Year 3: 2008-09

Success Indicator Tasks: Compile an annual assessment report made up of submissions by each advisory committee to chart progress of that committee, to include problems, successes, and outstanding issues.

Action Step 1

  • Continue to work towards the idea of a full-time marketing director who can put together a comprehensive marketing package for the institution.

Action Step 2

  • Continue expansion of Fairmont State’s philanthropic gifts, grants, and contracts.
  • Continue to expand partnerships that benefit the University's goals. Work with the Office of Institutional Research to find an effective assessment tool.

Action Step 3

  • Initiate a "faculty-to-loan business program and develop a process to measure its viability and success.

Action Step 5

  • Continue to offer cultural events off-campus, expand student affair activities off-campus.
  • Campus calendars need to be availabe to public.

Year 4: 2009-10

Success Indicator Task: Compile an annual assessment report made up of submissions by each advisory committee to chart progress of that committee, to include problems, successes, and outstanding issues.

Action Step 2

  • Continue expansion of Fairmont State’s philanthropic gifts, grants, and contracts.
  • Assess the effectiveness of partnerships using established criteria and revise efforts as necessary.

Action Step 3

  • Increase by 5 percent the professional development opportunities in their field of study for faculty.

Action Step 5

  • Implement year four of the plan to expand the cultural offerings delivered to the community by Fairmont State.

Year 5: 2010-11

Success Indicator Task: Compare annual assessment reports and make recommendations for future planning. Submit five-year report.

Action Step 2

  • Continue expansion of Fairmont State’s philanthropic gifts, grants, and contracts.
  • Assess the effectiveness of partnerships using established criteria and revise efforts as necessary.

Action Step 3

  • Increase by 5 percent the professional development opportunities in their field of study for faculty.

Action Step 5

  • Implement year five of the plan to expand the cultural offerings delivered to the community by Fairmont State.
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