College of Science and Technology DRAFT 5-Year Strategic Plan
Updated 10/4/06 by ad hoc College of Science and Technology Strategic Planning Committee
Objective 1. Recruit motivated students who are interested in science and technology.
Success Indicator: Increase or maintain number of qualified incoming students in our programs and areas, relative to a 3-year average baseline from 2004-2006.
Objective 2. Support and retain students from WV and elsewhere as they make the transition to college and grow into independent learners.
Success Indicator: Student retention and success in our programs increases.
Objective 3. Cultivate a College of Science and Technology learning environment where high academic expectations are matched with equally high levels of opportunity, support and flexibility from the first course through the final capstone experience.
Success Indicator: Learning outcomes are defined for every course and program. Faculty in client (subsequent) courses report that students possess needed “incomes” (i.e., specified prerequisite outcomes from previous courses, including courses in other disciplines in the College.)
Objective 4. Support students as they make the transition from college into professional life.
Success Indicator: Students gain employment related to their education, or gain acceptance into professional or graduate schools.
Objective 5. Forge strong alliances with schools, state agencies, businesses, industry and other community groups in our service region.
Success Indicator: Increased number, quality and variety of internships, increased quality of alliances (based on rubric), increased participation in our outreach efforts.
Objective 6. Provide and promote professional development opportunities for faculty and staff that are targeted at accomplishment of our mission.
Success Indicator: All faculty should be well prepared for tenure and promotion opportunities, and staff will be well prepared for relevant advancement. Our mission will be advanced.
* = Actively-pursued objective for 2006-7 academic year.