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Priorities and Actions 


Allocate instructional resources to address current student enrollment patterns; strategic, forward-looking enrollment and program development initiatives; and alignment with University values and priorities.

  • Use centralized position authority to critically evaluate instructional resource needs and allocate these resources guided by the decision-making principles described above.
  • Implement a transparent process by which Academic Affairs allocates new instructional resources by holistic evaluation of the following information:
    • Position description including the disciplinary area covered by the new hire.
    • Narrative addressing how the proposed position will:
      • Help the University meet its 100/90/50/20 strategic guideposts.
      • Sustain core disciplinary and pedagogical principles of the department such as lab experiences, strategic smaller class sizes, and graduate versus undergraduate curriculum, and address emerging trends in pedagogy or the discipline that are not covered by current resources.
      • Benefit other programs and areas within the college and University, if relevant.
      • Enhance relationships with external constituencies, including employers.
      • Help meet accreditation or other external constituency requirements, if relevant.
      • Meet departmental and University needs as reflected by SCH and SCH/FTE data and by SAM metrics associated with the program's underlying drivers and values.

        • Underlying driver metrics include:
          • Number of undergraduate majors including second majors.
          • Number of graduate students, if relevant.
          • Number of minors and undergraduate certificate students.
          • Number of yearly degrees conferred.
          • Number of students enrolled in courses to meet the requirements of other programs or the Liberal Education Core.

        • Value metrics include:
          • Number of declared majors for incoming students.
          • Number of high impact practices per instructional FTE.
          • Percentage of majors participating in high impact practices.
          • Student progression metrics in SAM.
          • Student demographic metrics in SAM.
          • Post-baccalaureate success metrics.