Goal 3: Growth

Sprout iconLeads: Nancy Youlden, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment, and Renny Christopher, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Expand and enhance efforts to grow, educate and graduate a diverse student body.

Objectives

Leads: Laurel Rea-Bullion, Director of Enrollment, and June Canty, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Fulfill the mission of a vibrant, versatile and world-­renowned center for higher education in Southwest Washington as well as increase regional degree attainment by growing undergraduate and graduate enrollment toward our long-term goal of 5,000 students.

Expand educational opportunities in response to national trends, existing campus strengths and synergies, and regional workforce demands.

Support student persistence to improve retention and graduation rates.

Strategies

Growth

  1. Implement Strategic Enrollment Management plan to identify and attract students to WSU Vancouver.
    Leads: Laurel Rea-Bullion, Director of Enrollment, and June Canty, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  2. Decrease student financial burden (through scholarships, waivers and financial literacy) and decrease the effects of financial stress upon student success.
    Leads: Jennifer Miltenberger, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Laurel Rea-Bullion, Director of Enrollment

New Academic Programs

  1. Implement academic plan on defined schedule.
    Leads: June Canty, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Christine Portfors, Vice Chancellor of Research and Graduate Education
  2. Consider new degree program opportunities arising outside of the existing academic plan.
    Leads: June Canty, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  3. Develop strategies to recruit students into new academic programs.
    Leads: Laurel Rea-Bullion, Director of Enrollment

Retention and persistence to graduation

  1. Increase course scheduling and delivery format options to better meet the needs of the student population.
    Leads: June Canty, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  2. Use analytics to support retention and graduate targets.
    Leads: Elias Cohen, Research Specialist for Campus Effectiveness
  3. Reduce overall cost of student instructional materials (e.g. expand the use of open educational resources).
    Leads: Mike Caulfield, Director of Networked and Blending Learning
  4. Prioritize improvements to increase accessibility for people with disabilities.
    Leads: Nancy Youlden, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment, until Campus Director for Equity and Diversity is hired
  5. Expect every student will create and implement an academic success plan.
    Leads: June Canty, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Next: Goal 4: Equity and Diversity