Enhance our capacity to deliver our enduring mission and core values in ways uniquely suited to individually preparing students of today as leaders of the future.
1.1 Implement innovative and distinctive programs that will enhance the culture of academic excellence for our students and help drive enrollment growth.
|1.1.A||Identify cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary programs based on existing strengths and target existing programs for growth.||Faculty reviewing curricular options|
|1.1.B||Begin to implement a new general education curriculum that enhances our core commitments to liberal arts and develops students’ foundational capacities.||New Gen Ed director bringing forward proposals for consideration by Faculty in Jan/Feb 2022, having already consulted with a number of key committees.|
|1.1.C||Connect students with partners in the business and nonprofit fields with learning experiences, paid internships and work opportunities.||Goal completed in Fall 2021 with 15 new paid internship opportunities; Partnership with Appalachian Regional Healthcare formalized and launched in Fall 2021.|
|1.1.D||Launch an entrepreneurship initiative that establishes and promotes partnerships with businesses and nonprofits for expanded, engaged learning experiences.||Director search complete; director will be working to implement experiential opportunities in 2022; Renovation plans developed and cost estimates received for center facility; Faculty developing curricular components, one course already approved.|
1.2 Create plans for enhancement of facilities and infrastructure that will set the stage for Transylvania’s efforts for the next decade.
|1.2.A||Address critical needs in existing facilities.||Feasibility reports completed; Exploring funding options for building projects; Faculty in temporary office/lab spaces, for now.; Currently working to lock agreements with local athletics facilities.|
|1.2.B||Cultivate environmental sustainability as both a value and as a practical means to accomplish our objectives.||Task Force established and has met twice; developing focus points for campus efforts.|
|1.2.C||Be innovative in designing and adapting spaces to enhance and support curricular efforts and ensure accessibility.||Audit project completed and shared with cabinet. Recommendations forthcoming spring 2022.|
|1.2.D||Use latest and consistent classroom technology for the best students and faculty experience.||Classroom tech assessment report to be completed in March 2022.|
1.3 Enhance mentoring and support across the campus community.
|1.3.A||Create a Center for Teaching and Learning that will provide faculty and staff educational and curriculum support and offer an interdisciplinary, collegial setting.||Proposal developed and to be considered for funding by Bingham Board in spring 2022.|
|1.3.B||Expand and enhance the 100 Doors Mentoring program, with a particular focus on the Alumni on Location initiative.||Recruitment of students for 100 Doors continues; Received NetVue grant of $25,000 to support AOL program expansion; Doing first year resume workshops for all student-athletes with Career Services.|
|1.3.C||Identify and implement recruitment and retention strategies that result in a highly-qualified, diverse and well-supported faculty and staff.||Increased faculty and staff retirement benefits program to 9% with sustainable funding; Increased minimum wage to $13/hour with sustainable funding; Faculty bylaws revised to regularize contingent faculty evaluation/renewal; Proposal to address faculty salaries developed and to be considered by appropriate Boards in spring 2022; Started Assistant Coach Leadership Program in Fall with 3 sessions and 3 sessions established for Spring 22.|