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Academic Affairs Council

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Academic Affairs Council, Mid-Year Retreat, Monday 1/9/2017, 9:00 am (8:30 am-12:30 pm), Ruane Great Room (SPSC members present/facilitators: Bartolini, Maxfield, Fonts, Zapata)

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Summary – All Groups

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Q1: If Providence College were to be best known for one thing only within the next 10-20 years, what should it be?

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0Engaged learning opportunities – learn and apply
-Ensure high impact practices
-Demonstrated return on investment
-More mentoring
“first rate learning experiences for all students”
“one of best liberal arts educations in country”
“liberal arts curriculum with clear return on investment”
“develop whole student ….”
“place more nimble in adding new programs”
“providing a quality, affordable education to a diverse student body” (incl meet 100% need)

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Values need to be part of our education

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Q2: What should the College be doing in the next 10-20 years that it isn’t doing today?

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 -Use of tech to enhance and expand impact in academic setting
-Diversify courses of study (content, pedagogy, medium)
-Expand access and affordability
-Cultivating community such that all people feel welcomed and can flourish

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 -Consider 3+1 program for top students

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 -Academic programs to consider: communications, MSW with Catholic emphasis, grad public health or public admin, grad in “science”

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 -Stronger link between Dom House of Studies and PC campus (e.g., share classes, etc)

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 -More partnerships, collaborations

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 Q3: If you had $100M+ new dollars to spend, how would you spend it?

13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 -Need more $ – more than $100M
-Priority 1: Need-based aid – meet 100% of need
-Priority 2: Creating distinctive academic programs and experiences
-Priority 3: Improving infrastructure (particularly, first-year student housing; better gathering spaces, including larger spaces; we can’t have graduation on campus)
-Larger endowment

14 Leave a comment on paragraph 14 0 Q4: What should be the most important measure or indicator of the College’s success? Why?

15 Leave a comment on paragraph 15 0Enrollment goals (headcount + academic quality)
-Day school – stay roughly the same, maybe slight growth; need to maintain character (e.g., build and sustain relationships)
-Need to consider viable new academic programs (e.g., nursing)
-Graduate programs – refocus to more recent baccalaureate recipients; more professional programs, particularly for liberal arts grads, more full-time; develop more regional reputation (reconsider faculty staffing); need people to think about/serve grad programs all the time
-Integration of undergrad and graduate work – develop pathways

16 Leave a comment on paragraph 16 0 Percentage of financial need met
-Across day, SCE, grad
-100% goal

17 Leave a comment on paragraph 17 0 Percentage of students, faculty, staff, board from diverse backgrounds
-Maybe link targets to pools, and base goals on (proportionally)

18 Leave a comment on paragraph 18 0 Benchmarked tuition price points
-To be discussed

19 Leave a comment on paragraph 19 0 Measures of academic quality, based on students’ success
-To be discussed; for UG day students, to include retention, graduation, post-graduate educational pursuits, post-graduate employment, “happiness,” etc

20 Leave a comment on paragraph 20 0 Maintain residentially-based day school experience
-Not a measure. A desire to maintain residential character for UG day students

21 Leave a comment on paragraph 21 0 Measure group differences
-When measuring anything related to students, faculty, staff, be aware of differences by various demographics

22 Leave a comment on paragraph 22 0 THEMES
-Meeting full financial need
-Engaged learning (many high impact practices)
-New programs + “nimbleness” in creating them
-More partnerships/collaborations
-Infrastructure improvements (first-year residence living; gathering spaces)

23 Leave a comment on paragraph 23 0 POTENTIAL “HEADLINES”
“We will meet 100% of students’ financial need”
“Students will have at least one fieldwork/internship experience and a capstone experience before they graduate”
“Students will leave the College knowing their personal plan for living a ‘good life.'”
“PC will be faster to innovate (I.e., more ‘nimble’) than is any other peer institution.”
“Motivated, accomplished students will have the opportunity to complete undergraduate and master’s degrees in four years, in selected fields.”

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