## StrategicPlan

## Goal 1: Enhance success of all ISU students

### Objective 1: Create innovative programs to meet student needs

**Action 1: Work with other colleges and the Provost’s office to create degree-completion opportunities**

Metric 1: Graduation rate of students

Metric 2: Retention rate of students

Metric 3: Enrollment in newly developed programs

**Action 2: Explore distance-only programs that explore the breadth of CAS**

Metric 1: Enrollment in newly developed programs

Metric 2: Retention rate in newly developed programs

Metric 3: Graduation rate in newly developed programs

Metric 4: Placement rate in appropriate employment/graduate study

### Objective 2: Excel in student advising

**Action 1: Conduct a review of advising practices in CAS**

**Action 2: Review professional best practices for advising and advisees**

**Action 3: Create an effective advising assessment system**

Metric 1: Percentage of CAS students completing advising assessment

Metric 2: Percentage of CAS advisors assessed

**Action 4: Develop an advising plan in response to institutional needs and experience, best practices, and advising assessment**

Metric 1: Advising errors resulting in adverse impacts

Metric 2: Retention rate to the university of pool-advised students

Metric 3: Retention rate to the CAS of pool-advised students

Metric 4: Retention rate to the department of poor-advised students

**Action 5: Create and distribute reports of advising practices, successes, and errors**

**Action 6: Create a CAS Advising award**

### Objective 3: Excel in Foundational Studies curriculum and instruction

**Curriculum:**

**Action 1: Create late-semester courses that would allow students to drop a course after mid- term grades are available while maintaining full-time status. **

Metric 1: Number of sections offered (that begin Nov 1) that meet summer standards for enrollment

Metric 2: Success rate of students in these sections

Metric 3: Comparative retention rate of similarly defined students before and after experiment

**Action 2: Ensure that every CAS FS course meets FS learning outcomes and goals**

Metric 1: FS assessment outcomes

Metric 2: FS status continuation decisions

**Action 3: Ensure distance options are offered in every FS category in every term**

Metric 1: Percentage of categories covered in every term via a distance course

Metric 2: GPA attainment differentials between campus and distance courses

Metric 3: FS learning outcomes assessment of distance courses relative to on-campus courses

**Instruction:**

**Action 4: Identify poorly performing students using university resources (Blackboard, Map-Works, etc.)**

Metric 1: Percentage of CAS FS faculty using one or more early-warning tools

**Action 5: Provide students with timely information about their performance in classes**

Metric 1: Percentage of courses providing early performance feedback

### Objective 4: Provide a top-tier liberal arts and sciences experience

**Action1: Increase funding available for CAS students to study abroad **

Metric 1: Percentage of CAS students experiencing study abroad

Metric 2: Percentage of average study abroad expenses covered by scholarship

**Action 2: Increase internship and other career-building opportunities for CAS students**

Metric 1: Percentage of CAS students experiencing internships

Metric 2: Percentage of CAS students visiting the career center prior to their senior year

Metric 3: Percentage of CAS seniors with one or more significant non-classroom experience (internship, student leadership position, etc) on their resume

Metric 4: Percentage of CAS students applying to graduate schools

Metric 5: Percentage of CAS graduates in positions commensurate with a CAS degree after 6 months

**Action3: Enhance student-faculty collaboration, such as student-faculty research projects**

Metric 1: Student presentations at regional academic conferences

Metric 2: Student participation in faculty research

**Action 4: Develop a culture that encourages and fosters minors across CAS**

Metric 1: Percentage of students completing a minor

**Action 5: Redefine, for CAS, the distinction between a B.S. and a B.A. degree**

### Objective 5: Create a college-wide diversity plan