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Campus Life

Focus: How can campus life be enhanced for faculty, students and staff? What aspects should have priority?

Relationship of student life to the academic/educational mission
Quality of university life: Faculty, staff and students
Diversity of faculty, staff and students
Impact of expanded athletics programs on campus life
Residential campus - Quality of residence life for all student groups
Secure and safe Campus

Campus Life Committee Members

CHAIR Don Stansberry

Student Affairs

Judy Bowman

Academic Affairs

Sandra Breeden

Health Sciences

Lesa Clark

Intercultural Relations

Beth Esinhart

Arts & Letters - Interdiciplinary Studies

Maura Hametz

Arta & Letters - History

March Huckless


Nicole Kiger

Student Activities and Leadership

Gwen Lee-Thomas

Education - Leadership & Counseling

Birju Ransariya

Indian Student Assoc President

Janis Sanchez-Hucles

Science - Psychology

Daniel Sanford


Bruce Stewart


Debbie White


Kathy Williamson

Human Resources

TASK FORCE REP Worth Pickering Institutional Research & Assessment

Principal Themes and Overall Considerations

  • Bolstering Old Dominion University's position as a Major Metropolitan University in the Southeast United States
  • Developing and Expanding Strategic Partnerships with wide range of educational, governmental, corporate institutions
  • Enriching a Student-Centered Culture on Campus

  • Identification of institutional strengths and challenges pertinent to Committee ScopeIdentification of external opportunities and threats pertinent to the Committee Scope
  • Areas of Distinctiveness in Academic Programs and Research; Pillars of Excellence; Expertise
  • Areas.Ideal size and composition of student body and faculty
  • Perspectives of stakeholders, beneficiaries and constituencies
  • University's regional, national, and international position
  • Leveraging geographic advantage
  • Balancing Quality and Access
  • Instructional Delivery: face-to-face vs. technology-delivered/on- vs. off-campus/role of regional centers
  • Service to military and veterans
  • Consideration of substantial resource limitations during the planning window; presumption of reallocation of resources
  • Keep recommendations at a strategic level, all the while considering relevant operational and tactical issues.
  • Propose directions which have reasonable potential for sustainability
  • Planning documents and recommendations arising from the Strategic Enrollment Management Process
  • Draft Plans of the Academic Colleges
  • SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats, Opportunities) Analysis Conducted for the Board of Visitors
  • Faculty Senate General Education Recommendations
  • Council of Graduate Schools Analysis of Graduate Studies and Programs
  • Distance Learning Analysis of Niche and Organization
  • Enrollment, Degree, and Resource Trends by Department and Program
  • Higher Education Restructuring Act and Institutional Performance Measures
  • Other information as requested

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