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Educational Outcomes and Student Experience: Undergraduate

Focus: What are our priorities for graduate education? Academic programs, learning outcomes, and educational experience of graduates: Quality and Effectiveness
Program distinctiveness/Pillars of excellence - within and across disciplines
Priorities -for regional, national and international prominence
Size and shape of University's graduate program; proportion of graduate to undergraduate in light of faculty resources
Role of graduate students in research/scholarship and in teaching
Leveraging partnerships
Instructional Delivery and Support - traditional and technology-based, and blended learning
International students - role in teaching
Consider targeted areas for improvement in student learning (SACS Quality Enhancement Plan)

Committee Members

CHAIR Robert Wojtowicz Arts & Letters - Arts
John Applebaugh GAS President
Richardean Benjamin Health Sciences - Nursing
Lane Dare ONFilmFest Director
Gail Dodge Science - Physics
Dick Gregory Science - Chemistry
Regina Karp Arts & Letters Political Science & Geography
Mounir Laroussi Elec & Comp Engineering
Brenda Lewis Graduate Studies
John Morris Urban Studies & Public Administration
Shana Pribesh Education - ECI/Programs for Research & Evaluation of Public Schools
Anders Sousa-Poza Engineering Management
TASK FORCE REP Ann Pettingill Library Administration

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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