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Accountability Measures

Illinois State University focuses its resources and attention on advancing the goals and strategies of Educating Illinois 2008-2014. Metrics shown within each goal and strategy below are illustrations on how the University is working towards implementation of Educating Illinois 2008-2014.

Goal 1

Illinois State University will position students to excel in a globally competitive, culturally diverse, technological, and changing environment.

  • Goal 1
    • Strategy 1: Ensure learning opportunities are accessible and affordable for a diverse pool of students.
    • Strategy 2: Develop and implement stronger transfer student orientation and transition programs.
    • Strategy 3: Coordinate, support, and evaluate student services and advisement systems to facilitate improvements in all student graduation and retention rates.
    • Strategy 4: Increase enrollment and improve retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students.
    • Strategy 5: Ensure that the University’s curricula and teaching reflect the best educational practices and create enduring learning experiences that prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives.
    • Strategy 6: Infuse multiculturalism and civic engagement throughout the curriculum in general education and all degree programs, as well as with co-curricular activities.

Goal 2

Illinois State University will demonstrate excellence in scholarship, teaching, and learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Goal 2
    • Strategy 1: Recruit, retain, and promote outstanding faculty and staff committed to the values of the University.
    • Strategy 2: Ensure that academic support structures promote excellence in teaching, scholarship, and creative activities.
    • Strategy 3: Facilitate the appropriate use of on-site, on-line, and other innovative delivery methods of instruction.
    • Strategy 4: Assist faculty and staff as they seek external funding, work to publish in their disciplines and continue to serve the University and its students.
    • Strategy 5: Expand international faculty exchanges to enhance faculty knowledge and internationalization of curriculum.
    • Strategy 6: Expand the systematic reflection on, and study of, teaching and learning through continued national leadership in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) initiative.

Goal 3

Illinois State University will enhance student, faculty, staff, alumni, and community pride in, and allegiance to, the university.

  • Goal 3
    • Strategy 1: Provide access to and promote a diverse set of high-quality cultural, social, recreational, and intercollegiate athletic opportunities for both the University and local communities.
    • Strategy 2: Enhance the institution’s ability to connect to students and alumni and foster creative partnerships among alumni, students, faculty, and staff.
    • Strategy 3: Build connections among local, state, national, and international partners.
    • Strategy 4: Ensure coordinated and consistent promotion of the University’s contributions, services, and successes to external constituencies.
    • Strategy 5: Increase the recognition of, and appreciation for, faculty, staff, and student service to individuals, committees, and organizations internal and external to the Illinois State community.

Goal 4

Illinois State University will be accountable and fiscally responsible to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Goal 4
    • Strategy 1: Establish an integrated, long-range financial planning process that is transparent, reflects all sources of funds, and allows for strategic decision making at all levels.
    • Strategy 2: Establish a formal mechanism to systematically review University processes and practices to ensure accessible and seamless user support services that promote satisfaction and effectiveness for internal and external constituencies.
    • Strategy 3: Link requests for new funds and allocate resources to promote the goals and strategies articulated in Educating Illinois.
    • Strategy 4: Increase funds raised from private sources.
    • Strategy 5: Develop creative financial partnerships with external profit and non-profit organizations to advance the University’s mission.
    • Strategy 6: Enhance computer network and data security and reliability.

Goal 5

Illinois State University will promote a healthy, safe, and environmentally sustainable campus.

  • Goal 5
    • Strategy 1: Develop and implement programs and activities designed to promote the mental and physical health of students, faculty, and staff.
    • Strategy 2: Develop and implement programs and activities to promote the safety of students, faculty, and staff.
    • Strategy 3: Complete capital improvement projects that address health and safety issues as well as adequate and efficient utility support.
    • Strategy 4: Develop and implement a University policy on environmental sustainability.

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