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Guiding Objective #4

Enhancing our capacities to deliver our enduring Mission and Core Values in ways uniquely suited to preparing students of today as leaders of the future.

Mid-year progress report updated on Jan. 14, 2021.

#ITEMRESPONSIBLE CABINET MEMBERPROGRESS REPORT
4.AComplete General Education revisions and Transy in the World program for implementation beginning in the 2021-22 academic year.Becky ThomasReviewed progress to date, met with faculty leadership, received report of CPC subcommittee, in discussion with CPC. Working towards faculty endorsement in winter 2021 of one or more components and determination of needed resources for implementation.
4.BIdentify new curricular offerings in areas where Transylvania already has existing strengths, where there is potential for collaboration with other institutions and for which there is high demand and little or no compelling competition; select up to three for implementation by the 2022-23 academic year.Sarah Coen
Becky Thomas
New Academic Programs subcommittee of Strategic Enrollment Council has been formed. Chaired by Dean Thomas, that committee is reviewing potential program additions with division chairs. Candidate programs being assessed along five dimensions including cost (startup and annualized), attractiveness to prospective students, mission fit/faculty support, potential negative effects on existing programs and match to career paths.
4.CExplore expanding internship opportunities by developing additional partnerships in the central Kentucky area to implement in 2021-22.

Steve Angelucci
Brien Lewis
Becky Thomas

Will review current internship opportunities as well as information on unmet student needs and requests. Once completed will proceed shortly as outlined in Appendix 4.C.

4.D

Explore expanding research and travel opportunities for students to implement in 2021-22.

Steve Angelucci
Becky Thomas

Reviewing available funds, will seek additional domestic and international options.

See Appendix 4.D.

4.EExplore development of a three-part mentoring program for students to implement in 2021-22.Steve Angelucci 
Becky Thomas

Assessing current First Engagement Scholars, 100 Doors program alumni mentors and academic advising; consider how to boost communication and collaboration among these three sets of mentors.

See Appendix 4.E.

4.FExplore expanding 100 Doors mentoring program for implementation in 2021-22.Steve Angelucci
Becky Thomas
Initial conversations with during Module 2; assessing any mismatch between student interests and current program.
4.GDevelop a distinctive entrepreneurship program to implement in 2021-22.Steve Angelucci
Brien Lewis
Becky Thomas

Have conducted recent visits with programs at other schools, established an advisory group and are proceeding in developing options for academic and experiential components. 

See Appendix 4.G.

4.HExplore and, where appropriate, implement shifting of information technology elements to cloud-based options.Deepa Dubal
Cabinet

Several applications and services have been moved to cloud this year including those systems related to learning management, Campus ID, space reservation and calendaring, digital signage and critical backup functions. 

See Appendix 4.H.

4.IEnhance and strengthen the university’s network and data security program.Deepa Dubal

We continue to evaluate and strengthen data and network security on campus. In the past few months we have made many enhancements to the university’s security program.

See Appendix 4.I.

4.JMake determinations about usage of spaces made available by relocations to new Campus Center.Brien Lewis
Cabinet
Needs and available spaced identified and review is ongoing. Determinations to be made as appropriate in January by Cabinet.
4.KMake determinations about plans for renovation and/or refurbishment of Mitchell Fine Arts Center.Brien Lewis
Marc Mathews
Becky Thomas
Cabinet

Previous concepts reviewed and new input sought from fine arts faculty. Awaiting information on potential refurbishment of Hazelrigg to determine potential swing spaces during renovation work and ultimate uses of facilities overall.

See Appendix 4.K.

4.LMake determinations about plans for replacement or renovation/refurbishment of Fourth Street Apartments.Michael Covert
Brien Lewis
Marc Mathews

 

Fourth Street Apartments will not be utilized in 2021-22. Determination to be made in winter 2021 on tear down or refurbishment.

See Appendix 4.L.

4.MMake determinations about plans for renovation and/or refurbishment of Hazelrigg.Michael Covert
Brien Lewis
Marc Mathews
Becky Thomas

Hazelrigg will come offline in late spring or early summer 2021. Developing plans for potential refurbishment and uses of facility. Awaiting information on potential refurbishment of Mitchell Fine Arts to determine potential swing spaces during renovation work and ultimate uses of facilities overall.

See Appendix 4.M.