Feedback on Academic Affairs Draft Strategic Plan

Feedback on Academic Affairs Draft Strategic Plan

Kent State University
on Mar 14, 2013

Using the University’s six strategic directions as a framework, “Our Voices, Our Vision” sets the tone and overall direction of our academic program and provides a clear statement of who we are and what we value in the Division of Academic Affairs at Kent State University. We are inviting all members of the University Community to review the first draft of our recommendations and to give us feedback so that we may strengthen the Division of Academic Affairs Strategic Plan. Please answer as many questions as you would like.

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Tracy Gidden
on Mar 18, 2013
"I am happy to say that my unit is already actively involved in most of what I read in the report...."
Carey McDougall
on Mar 16, 2013
"Thanks for your supportive thoughts Andrew."
Andrew Budny
on Mar 15, 2013
"After reading the first draft of these reccomendations, I feel that the ideas being proposed are..."
Kent State University
on Mar 14, 2013
"What else would you like to share with us that would help the committee finalize its..."
Kent State University
on Mar 14, 2013
"Is the plan clear and understandable? If not, please explain."
Kent State University
on Mar 14, 2013
"Will the strategies and tactics provided in the draft report help guide your unit in future..."
Kent State University
on Mar 14, 2013
"Does the draft set forth a manageable plan that you can see yourself investing in? If not, please..."
Kent State University
on Mar 14, 2013
"You can review the first draft of our recommendations here. Does the draft reflect Academic..."

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Kent State University
on Mar 14, 2013 - 3:15 pm

What else would you like to share with us that would help the committee finalize its recommendations? 

 
Kent State University
on Mar 14, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Is the plan clear and understandable? If not, please explain.

 
Kent State University
on Mar 14, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Will the strategies and tactics provided in the draft report help guide your unit in future decisions? If not, please explain.

 

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Tracy Gidden
on Mar 18, 2013

I am happy to say that my unit is already actively involved in most of what I read in the report.

There were some things that stood out to me however. In terms of implementing effective 21st century methods of making faculty more available to students - aren't most of us already doing that through email, ell phones, texting, skype, wikis etc? I am concerned that the line between a student's life and a professor's personal life will become further blurred. Students seem to already have the expectations that we are available to them 24/7. Is concideration being taken to allow faculty "protected time" from having to interact with students?

Also, in terms of the reseach plan - where will "seed" money come from and who or what mechanisms will be put in place to determine which scholarly activities are worthy? I would hope that a nonbiased approach would be put in place so as to ensure that the research coming out of KSU is reputable and significant to our society as a whole.

 
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Kent State University
on Mar 14, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Does the draft set forth a manageable plan that you can see yourself investing in? If not, please explain. 

 
Kent State University
on Mar 14, 2013 - 3:12 pm

You can review the first draft of our recommendations here.

Does the draft reflect Academic Affairs and the critical issues we need to face in the next 3 -5 years? If not, please explain. 

 

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Andrew Budny
on Mar 15, 2013

After reading the first draft of these reccomendations, I feel that the ideas being proposed are well suited to help us down the road not only to acheive student suceess but to make our community better as a whole.

Reading some of these reccomendations kind of makes me think why these wern't implemented when I was a undergraduate student. Some of these examples would include community outreach, and undergraduate thesis just to name a few. I feel that these options would have made my education at Kent State more well rounded in which would help me expand my full potential.

Overall I am happy to be apart of the Kent State family not only as a staff member but as a proud alumni as well and I hope that these reccomendations will not only benefit current students, faculty and staff members today, but for those who will join our community years from now.

 
Carey McDougall
on Mar 16, 2013

Thanks for your supportive thoughts Andrew.

 
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