School of Business
School of Business
Eastern Illinois University
Strategic Planning Committee, Developed AY 2011
Vision: Where students are inspired and engaged to become successful business professionals.
Our mission is to:
• Strengthen a culture focused on student learning, critical thinking, and personal discovery;
• Provide collaborative learning experiences that connect students with faculty, business, alumni, and community partners;
• Pursue business research and service activities for faculty that enhance professional development and student learning.
Strengthen a culture focused on student learning, critical thinking, and personal discovery.
Provide collaborative learning experiences that connect students with faculty, business, alumni, and community.
Pursue business research and service activities for faculty that enhance professional development and student learning.
Objective 1.1 Target recruitment and retention of students who want to explore life and career options through personal discovery.
Create and implement a recruiting plan to identify and attract undergraduate and
graduate students who will support and benefit from our mission.
The new Student Recruitment and Retention Committee has been assembled. The Committee is reviewing data and will be prepared to present recommendations for implementation by the end of the spring 2012 semester.
Objective 1.2 Provide integrative learning experiences.
Provide curricular and co-curricular integrative learning experiences that will help students be more empowered, informed and responsible.
Identify clear process to apply for annual Provost’s award.
Objective 1.3 Connect assurance of learning to curricular development and student preparedness.
Review and refine our assessments of how well prepared students are to succeed as business professionals.
w/ Annual Reviews
Be prepared to report to AACSB on fully mature assurance of learning strategies; e.g., data are collected on all objectives, analyses are completed, actions are taken, results of actions are evaluated, and appropriate revisions to actions are implemented.
Objective 1.4 Identify interdisciplinary university level curricular (i.e., sustainability, entrepreneurship, ethics, GIS, arts management) opportunities to leverage School of Business resources that will enhance student learning.
Define and implement a strategy to take advantage of opportunities to further interdisciplinary curriculum.
Evaluate the way resource allocation decisions are made, e.g., number of majors, number of minors, new program initiatives, Student Credit Hours, Full-time Equivalents.
Objective 1.5 Maintain a faculty who demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, and service and maintain expected thresholds in AACSB faculty qualifications.
Create and implement a staffing plan so that the faculty profile (for the School and each discipline) related to intellectual contributions and AQ/PQ status will be in full compliance with business and accounting accreditation standards.
Create and implement faculty development plans so that the faculty profile (for the School and each discipline) related to intellectual contributions and AQ/PQ status will be in full compliance with business and accounting accreditation standards.
Review the School of Business criteria for maintaining AQ/PQ status to foster continuous improvement.
Objective 1.6 Create sustainable relationships with our alumni.
Collaborate with Alumni Services to identify a percentage of alumni with which to maintain connection and to define what the “connection” should be.
Develop internal tracking database to identify number of contacts with alumni. Note: Refer to objectives 3.2.3, 3.2.4, and 3.2.5
Develop a process to better connect with School of Business alumni.
Create a process for tracking placement of graduating students.
Create internal tracking procedure for collecting and maintaining current alumni information.
Create new school wide and discipline based events to bring alumni back to campus.
Objective 1.7 Enhance initiatives that promote the importance of an international perspective for students and faculty.
Create three- to five-year plan for furthering international initiatives in the School.
Continue to seek external funding to further international initiatives in the School.
Engage at least fifty students in international study experiences each year.
Objective 2.1 Grow and expand our internship and external graduate assistantship placements.
Create and maintain an inventory of current internship opportunities including time and place by discipline.
Increase the number of graduate assistantships that are externally funded.
Increase the proportion of graduating seniors who have had a credit or not-for-credit internship experience to 50 percent annually.
Increase the number of organizations that provide internship experiences for our students.
Develop a process for securing new internship positions.
Objective 2.2 Promote interaction with students, faculty and business community through business student organizations.
Encourage collaboration among RSOs through the Business Student Advisory Board.
Ensure that each undergraduate registered student organization provides at least two School of Business sanctioned activities each semester that create interaction among students, faculty, and business community.
Expand and clarify the purpose and function of the graduate student organization.
Increase the number of graduating students who have belonged to a registered student business organization to 30 percent.
Objective 2.3 Provide applied and research experiences to enrich student learning.
Engage 30 percent of all School of Business classes (upper division undergraduate and graduate) in applied learning field projects each year.
Increase the number of faculty-led, student research experiences (e.g., Honors projects, independent studies, etc.) each year to 20, with at least 60 percent of the 20 at the graduate level. Note: Identify the number of students who are currently participating in applied and research experiences.
Objective 2.4 Leverage alternative delivery and scheduling methods to meet the demands of our student population, while enhancing student learning and maintaining student and faculty relationships.
Identify alternative course delivery and scheduling methods.
Implement alternative course delivery and scheduling methods as appropriate for the upcoming scheduling cycle.
Objective 2.5 Implement Student Professional Development program.
Finalize the “College to Career” Student Professional Development Program.
Develop pilot program for the “College to Career” Student Professional Development Program.
Create promotional materials for the “College to Career” Student Professional Development Program.
Develop method of evaluating effectiveness of the “College to Career” Student Professional Development Program.
Report progress of the “College to Career” Student Professional Development Program to donor.
Objective 3.1 Establish standards for recognizing excellence in teaching, research, and service.
Revise the criteria for faculty awards (including excellence in teaching, research, service, and balanced categories) that consistently connect the process to a specific goal or outcome.
Establish a means by which faculty who receive award funds have the opportunity to share experiences of how the use of the funds impacted their teaching, research, and/or service. (Note: such as forum, open discussion).
Establish an award to recognize an outstanding graduate faculty mentor who supports faculty-led student research.
Establish an award to recognize an outstanding undergraduate faculty mentor who supports faculty-led student research.
Objective 3.2 Foster business relationships that enable research, service, and student professional development opportunities.
Develop a database to input and track information that will serve as a “clearinghouse” or “portal” of information for the points of external contact.
Collaborate with Advisory Boards to create more research and service opportunities within each discipline.
Establish criteria and develop an application process for awarding the spendable earnings from the Business Advisory Board Opportunity Funds.
Create a process by which the School can track points of external contact that support research, service, and professional development opportunities.
Create an internal policy that guides the use of the “clearinghouse” or “portal” which enables faculty to identify potential external contacts.