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Community Engagement

Focus: In what ways can we broaden and deepen the undergraduate experience?

Academic programs, learning outcomes, and educational experience of undergraduates: Quality and Effectiveness
Programs distinctiveness /Pillars of excellence
Priorities - for regional, national and international prominence
Results of Faculty Senate Committee A Discussion of General Education
Emergent residential campus and role in educational experience; living and learning - interface with campus life
Instructional Delivery and Support - traditional and technology-based, and blended learning
Undergraduate research opportunities and relationship to graduate programs
International students, globalization of curriculum, study abroad
Consider targeted areas for improvement in student learning (SACS' Quality Enhancement Plan)

Committee Members

CHAIR Anita Friedman


Bridget Anderson

Arts & Letters - English

Holly Gaff

Health Sciences - Modeling & Simulation Research

Ann Grandy

Community Development

Scott Harrison

Student Affairs

Renee Olander

Virginia Beach Higher Ed. Center

Shayla Prince

Education - Marketing

Greg Selby

Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Karen Smallets

University Publications

Cindy Tomovic

Ed - OTS

Karen Travis

Institutional Advancement

Cecelia Tucker

Community Relations

Dick Whalen

Military Liaison

Barbara Winstead

Science Psychology


Enrollment Management

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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