Timothy R. Oxley, Ed.D.
Interim Vice President for Student Services
Turley Center, Room 307
Phone: (304) 367-4303
Robynn K. Shannon, Ph.D.
Director of Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness
Turley Center, Room 206
Phone: (304) 367-4646
Amantha L. Cole, M.A.
Director of Planning and Grants
Turley Center, Room 205
Phone: (304) 367-4981
Strategic Goal: Cultivate and strengthen the educational, economic, and cultural well being of our region.
Action Step One: Improve accessibility and increase communication.
Action Step 1 Assessment: Quantify real and perceived barriers that exist; semi-annually determine the number/percentages of barriers eliminated. Use marketing research to ascertain community opinion relating to communications and institutional impact.
Action Step Two: Foster quality community partnerships.
Example current partnerships for clarification: Articulation agreements (EDGE, Tech Prep), WV State Police Training Academy, Department of Highways, Benedum Schools, Radiologic Tech, hospital partnerships, etc.
Action Step 2 Assessment: Analyze annual reports from each advisory group to determine the impact of the partnership (formal and informal agreement, internship, service learning project, or outreach with business, industry, schools, and community organizations) as well as identify problems, successes, and outstanding issues. Relative to year-one baseline data, gifts, grants, and contracts will increase.
Action Step Three: Support economic growth.
Action Step 3 Assessment: Annually seek input from area employers and industry leaders that hire Fairmont State students.
Action Step Four: Expand community outreach activities.
Action Step 4 Assessment: Seek input from service agencies detailing how Fairmont State’s assistance has aided in sustaining or improving the services that the agencies seek to provide.
Action Step Five: Enhance and capitalize upon the intellectual and cultural environment of the region.
Action Step 5: Assessment: Ascertain the enhanced socioeconomic demographics of those who are participants or spectators in events both on and off-campus, and determine whether it correlates with the community demographics. Survey community citizens and Fairmont State students, staff, and faculty in order to determine change in responses, attitudes, perceived problems as Fairmont State becomes more involved within the region that it serves.