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Goal 5: Establish a Process of Administrative Support for the Plan

Initiative  Task 

Cross Cutting Initiative 5.1

Build an administrative structure and develop procedures that facilitate attainment of the plan’s strategic goals.  

 5.1.1

Appoint a committee to review College processes to:

  • Establish priorities for administrative review;
  • Streamline processes;
  • Automate processes; and
  • Establish best practices.
 

 5.1.2

Streamline processes to support the strategic plan and create efficiencies.

 

5.1.2.a – New Task (Spring 2010)

Create a team charged with reviewing all processes and procedures and ensuring that best practices are being followed. The “continuous process improvement team “will be comprised of employees from the each division.

 

5.1.3

Explore the viability of performing five-year administrative reviews. This is tied to institutional assessment (2.4.2)  

 

5.1.4 – New Task (Spring 2010)

Develop a management productivity program that challenges all departments to implement initiatives that will result in productivity savings.

 

5.1.5 – New Task (Spring 2010)

Grow the existing Grants Office into a robust grants operation that supports a full range of grant activities.  This includes employing staff who will assist in securing grants that support the strategic plan and faculty research; assist in developing grant proposals; and provide grant writing assistance.

Cross Cutting Initiative 5.2 – New (Spring 2010)

Foster a culture of mutual respect and inclusion across the campus.

5.2.1 – New Task (Spring 2010)

Develop a plan that addresses employee centeredness. (behavioral).

 

5.2.2 – New Task (Spring 2010)

Continue to focus on creating a more active and visible diversity council.

 Cross Cutting Initiative 5.3 – New (Spring 2010)

Create an infrastructure where decisions are based on data and other quantitative information.

5.3.1 – New Task (Spring 2010)

Develop a better understanding of the data that we have collected, the data that we need to collect and how to analyze the data effectively.

Build an Institutional Research Office staffed to support enrollment management needs as well as other IR needs across the campus.  Staff should work with faculty and administrators to get an understanding of IR needs and then ensure that the data collected meets those needs.

Cross Cutting Initiative 5.4 – New (Spring 2010)

Infuse sustainability into the FIT culture.

5.4.1 – New Task (Spring 2010)

Continue to focus on creating a more active and visible sustainability council.

 

5.4.2 – New Task (Spring 2010)

Incorporate sustainability to administrative practices and into the curriculum. 

  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies Initiative 5.1

Increase internal awareness of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and its programs as an integral part of an FIT education and the creative hub. Clarify and establish a definition of continuing education and continuing education students at FIT.

NOTE:  In Summer ’11, the Dean of Continuing Education position became vacant.  Directors in the School have been reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs who is assessing the School’s mission, and activities in order to recommend an optimum structure for the School 

 5.1.1

Through a series of meetings with faculty, departments and administration, gauge awareness and understanding of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies programs among the FIT community (results will serve as a benchmark for knowledge and attitudes about the school).

 

 5.1.2

Develop a shared client database between the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and other areas of the College.

5.1.3

Initiate an effort between the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and the academic departments to provide updates and increase collaboration and brainstorming.

5.1.4

Invite FIT faculty and staff to informational sessions and classes in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

5.1.5

Create a communication mechanism (newsletter, e-mail, etc.) that will provide information regarding the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

5.1.6

Develop a large-scale public relations plan directed toward internal constituents. The Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and staff will make presentations about the School and provide current updates in meetings with vice presidents, the Dean’s Council, Faculty Senate, etc.

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