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Goal 2 Strategies

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

Strategy 1

Recruit, retain, and promote outstanding faculty and staff committed to the values of the University.

Activity

  • Increasing salaries to allow more competitive recruitment and retention of faculty and staff in all units

Activity

  • Initiatives to recruit and retain a more diversified faculty and staff

Strategy 2

Ensure that academic support structures promote excellence in teaching, scholarship, and creative activities.

Activity

  • Enhancing Milner Library collections, services and resources to support instruction, scholarship and creative activities

Activity

  • Updating The Master Plan: Achieving Distinctiveness and Excellence in Form, Function, and Design to take into consideration other plans such as The Redbird Renaissance and the continued development of the Gregory Street property

Strategy 3

Facilitate the appropriate use of on-site, on-line, and other innovative delivery methods of instruction.

Activity

  • Installing, maintaining, and updating appropriate teaching technology in all classrooms

Activity

  • Expanding instructional and technological support to facilitate faculty in updating teaching strategies and using new instructional technologies effectively through services such as the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology

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.

Activity

  • Establishing and supporting a center for research and scholarship that provides strategic development opportunities for faculty engaged in research and scholarly activities

Activity

  • Providing centralized support for assisting faculty and staff with preparation and submission of grant applications

Activity

  • Providing additional support and incentives for faculty to engage in research such as paid leaves, travel, and graduate student support

Activity

  • Enhancing the visibility of, and training and support for, academic technology applications for research

Activity

  • Developing doctoral programs in academic disciplines with long-term research potential

Strategy 5

Expand international faculty exchanges to enhance faculty knowledge and internationalization of curriculum.

Metrics

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.

Metrics


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