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  1. 2006 RMU Town Hall Meetings April 11-12, 2006

  2. Overview Purpose Process Questions at End Town Hall 2006

  3. Town Hall 2006 President’s Update • Search--Vice President for Institutional Advancement • Vice President and General Counsel—Sid Zonn

  4. Town Hall 2006 Observations About RMU • Energy Level • Desire to Improve • Creativity • Foundations for Success—linked to Applied/Professional Programs • Expanding Display of Scholarship • Fiscal Management • Unsure of Future Changes

  5. Town Hall 2006 RMU is at a strategic crossroads and many critical decisions have to be made regarding its future direction.

  6. Town Hall 2006 Need to accelerate the development and communication of our key value proposition:RMU provides an affordable, high quality, comprehensive private university educational experience

  7. Strategic Plan The Strategic Planning Process • Develop a new ten-year strategic vision (along with University core values) • University Planning Council and other administrators, faculty and staff involved • Board of Trustees involved throughout the process

  8. Strategic Plan Planning Process Timetable • Employee task forces develop recommendations pertaining to key components of ten-year strategic vision (July 2006) • Develop 3 – 5 year strategic plans for all major areas of university (December 2006) • Develop annual goals beginning with AY 2007-2008 (Spring 2007)

  9. Strategic Plan The Five Major Strategic Initiatives • Establish RMU’s Institutional Profile • Improve Academic Quality • Improve RMU’s Infrastructure • Solidify and Leverage RMU Brand • Strengthen RMU’s Financial Position

  10. Strategic Plan 1. Establish RMU’s Institutional Profile • Size • Undergraduate v. Graduate Mix • Program Mix • Student Quality • Student Diversity • Geographic • Ethnic/Racial • Gender • Residential Campus vs. Non-Residential

  11. Strategic Plan 2. Improve Academic Quality • RMU must continue to differentiate itself from state system colleges and low cost competitors via: • Small class sizes • High quality teaching and academic advising • Providing excellent student support services • Network of highly engaged alumni

  12. Strategic Plan • Maintain/strengthen applied/professional programs (including delivery formats) • Attain/maintain professional accreditations • Faculty profile (teacher/scholar model) • Develop “Centers of Excellence” • Outcomes assessment as competitive advantage

  13. Strategic Plan 3. Improve RMU’s Infrastructure • Improve Student Housing • Address Deferred Maintenance Issues • Provide for Routine Annual Maintenance Programs • Plan for Major Capital Improvements • Years 1-5 • Beyond 5 years

  14. Strategic Plan 4. Solidify and Leverage RMU Brand • Enhance RMU’s market awareness via: • Market-driven programming • Signature programs • Moon campus IS the main campus • Athletics • Get outside awareness and recognition of RMU’s continued progress • Promote value of affordable, high quality, comprehensive private university educational experience

  15. Strategic Plan 5. Strengthen RMU’s Financial Position • Enhance & diversify revenue streams • Increase state and federal support • Continue to develop targeted academic programs • Tuition increases commensurate with value • Auxiliary enterprises • Grow Endowment • Cultivate “Culture of Giving” • Capital Campaign

  16. Strategic Plan Continue to Deliver Strong Financial Operating Results • Consistently strong financial performance (20+ years of operating surpluses) • Fiscal discipline and integrity • Conservative budgeting practices • Academic programs are evaluated on educational and financial merits • Market-driven programs aligned with RMU’s Mission and Vision

  17. School of Osteopathic Medicine • Office for the Development of the School of Osteopathic Medicine • Start date--2008 (if possible) • Application timetable (PDE and AOA) • Developing plans for building • Pursuing external partnerships and support • Developing relationships with community health systems

  18. ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Bill Katip

  19. Academic Programs ACCREDITATIONS • Middle States Accreditation (University) • Special/Professional Program Accreditations

  20. Academic Programs Middle States Accreditation • 2002: 10 year re-accreditation • 2007: Periodic review

  21. Academic Programs ACCREDITATIONS School of Business (All Undergraduate and Graduate Programs) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) • Fall 2002: Accepted into candidacy • Fall 2005: Fourth year of candidacy • 2007-2008: Self-study year • June 2008: Self-study report • December 2008: Accreditation visit • Spring 2009: Final decision

  22. Academic Programs ACCREDITATIONS • School of Communications and Information Systems • (B.S. in Information Systems Management and B.S. in Information Sciences) • Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology- Computing Accreditation Commission (ABET/CAC) • Summer 2003: Initial accreditation (RMU’s 1st Special/Professional Program Accreditation) • Summer 2005: Re-accredited for four years • 2009 - 2010: Re-accreditation year

  23. Academic Programs ACCREDITATIONS • School of Communications and Information Systems • (Media Arts program) • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) • 2007-2008: Self-study year

  24. Academic Programs ACCREDITATIONS • School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science • (B.S. in Manufacturing, B.S. in Engineering – Software Engineering and Logistics Engineering Tracks) • Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology- Engineering Accreditation Commission (ABET/EAC) • August 2004: Initial accreditation • September 2005: Re-accreditation report submitted • September 2006: Re-accreditation expected

  25. Academic Programs ACCREDITATIONS School of Adult and Continuing Education The Council of Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) to be recognized as an Adult Learning Focused Institution (ALFI)

  26. Academic Programs ACCREDITATIONS School of Nursing and Allied Health (B.S. in Nursing and M.S. in Nursing programs)Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) • October 2005: Accredited • 2009 - 2010: Re-accreditation year

  27. Academic Programs ACCREDITATIONS School of Education and Social Sciences (All B.S., B.A., and M.S. education programs leading to certification and state licensure) Teacher Education Accrediting Council (TEAC) • Summer 2005: Entered candidacy • 2006-2007: Self-study year • Fall 2007: Self-study report • Spring 2008: Accreditation visit • July 2008: Final decision

  28. Academic Programs NEW PROGRAMS - Fall 2005 Honors Programs • Pre-Law Advising Program School of Business • M.S. in Human Resource Management • Integrated BSBA Accounting/MBA • BSBA Management: International Business Honors Co-Op Program

  29. Academic Programs NEW PROGRAMS - Fall 2005 • School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science • B.A. Environmental Science Pre-Medicine Concentration • Pre-Medicine Concentration is also available for non-majors • School of Adult and Continuing Education • M.S. in Organizational Studies

  30. Academic Programs NEW PROGRAMS - Fall 2005 • School of Education and Social Sciences • Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership (S’05) • B.S. in Applied Psychology

  31. Academic Programs NEW PROGRAMS - Fall 2006 • School of Communications and Information Systems • Under B.A. in Communications: • Journalism Concentration • Theater Concentration * Both available as minors to non-majors

  32. Academic Programs NEW PROGRAMS - Fall 2006 School of Nursing and Allied Health • B.S. in Healthcare Services Administration (Jointly offered with SACE) • School of Education and Social Sciences • Under M.S. in Instructional Leadership: English Education Concentration Mathematics Education Concentration Elementary Education Concentration (under review)

  33. Academic Programs IN DISCUSSION • School of Communications and Information Systems • CIS Faculty proposed a new degree option for adult learners in computing

  34. Academic Programs IN DISCUSSION School of Nursing and Allied Health • B.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology • Ph.D. in Health Administration • Doctor of Patient Safety • Doctor of Nursing Practice with tracks in: Family Nursing Practitioner Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Clinical Nurse Specialist

  35. Academic Programs IN DISCUSSION • School of Education and Social Sciences • Social Science department faculty are proposing a new totally on-line Applied Psychology degree for adult learners.

  36. EnrollmentRecruitment & Retention Marianne Budziszewski

  37. Enrollment New Full Time Enrollment

  38. Enrollment Undergraduate Enrollment

  39. Enrollment Graduate Enrollment

  40. Enrollment Total Enrollment

  41. Fall to Spring Enrollment Changes AY 2005-2006 AY 2004-2005 AY 2003-2004

  42. Enrollment Summer 2006 Registrations As of 4/7/06 Patriot Report

  43. Enrollment Fall 2006 Freshmen Enrollment Applications 2,747 2.7% Acceptances 1,819 [.7%] Deposits 514 3.0% As of 04/03/06 Report

  44. Retention RMU Retention and Graduation Rates

  45. College Retention Trends Retention Source: ACT Institutional Data File 2005

  46. Retention *Completion in 5 years for BA/BS Source: ACT Institutional Data File 2005

  47. Facilities Perry Roofner

  48. Operations Center • Began last December • Staffed 8am to 11pm M-F • 2 full time employees • supplemented with student workers • Designed to improve service & accountability. • Direct access • Documented WO No. • Age Report • Currently handling 100 requests per week. Most requests are resolved within 30 days. • Call Extension 8364.

  49. Facility Assessments • The Facilities Depart. has been actively evaluating existing conditions. • Mechanical Systems • Electrical Systems • Sprinkler Systems • Fire Alarm Systems • Roof Survey • Asbestos Survey • Hazardous Materials • Paving Survey • Space Allocation • Classroom Furniture • Signage • Conclusion – RMU has many needs beyond new construction and we are beginning to develop plans of correction.

  50. Master Plan Process. Consist of Dept. Interviews to determine existing space utilization and projected demands for future space. Develops guiding principles for organizing the campus instead of a fixed plan. Anticipates needs over the next 10 – 15 years. Major Elements of the Master Plan: Development of a Loop Road. Perimeter Parking/Pedestrian Campus Development of the Academic Quad. @ Nicholson Center. Development of a new Student Housing Quad. School of Osteopathic Medicine. Development of North Academic Terrace. Master Plan Process