Missouri State University - West Plains

Cross-Cutting Foundational Strategy: Community, Funding and System Support

Missouri State University-West Plains puts students first by maintaining and expanding interactions with organizations and citizens in the service area and Missouri State University system to foster economic/community development and partnerships.

Objective 1. Develop new fund-raising initiatives/ strategies and support under-funded existing programs

Tactics:

1a. Continue to pursue grant opportunities and private donors

Targets/Accountability:

2016 Target: Increase the 5-year average number of unique private donors per year from 567 to 624 by 2016 – an increase of 10% in the 5 year average; increase the number of active grants from 5 in 2012 to 6 by the target year – an increase of 10% (DDEV, LS,DAA, AA, DSS, SS).

Objective 2. Maintain and expand qualified faculty and staff

Tactic:

2a. Identify ways to sustain salary increases initiated by system in 2012-13 and plan for institutionalization of grant funded positions

Targets/Accountability:

2016 Target: Increase number of endowed professorships from 2 to a total of 5 (DDEV, DBSS, DAA, CH).

2016 Target: Maintain same distance from CUPA faculty salary level and market for staff salaries as faculty and staff salaries on the Springfield campus (CH, AC)

Tactic:

2b. Require and provide the resources for training for support staff in current technology

Targets/Accountability:

2016 Target: Percent of employee hours enrolled in professional development courses will increase by 2% each year. HR needs to establish a methodology for tracking and establishing baseline data for this target (HR in cooperation w/DITS).

Objective 3. Expand campus facilities to provide an excellent learning environment and to support enrollment growth

Tactics:

3a. Complete Gohn Hall project

3b. Pursue funding for Hass-Hoover Hall

3c. Continue to participate in the submission of the system-wide prioritized, coordinated annual request for state capital appropriations for new building construction

3d. Perform a facility utilization evaluation to assess current usage and to determine future needs

Targets/Accountability:

2013 Target: Complete facility utilization evaluation (DBSS).

2016 Target: Update Visioning Guide based on evaluation results (biennial) (DBSS).

Objective 4. Continue to identify ways to facilitate the transfer of Missouri State University-West Plains students to Springfield programs

Tactic:

4a. Incorporate Springfield admission transfer counselor visits into IDS courses at all levels to facilitate the transfer process as early as possible

Targets/Accountability:

2013 Target: Springfield admission transfer counselor presentation will be incorporated into all IDS 110 sections (DAA).

Tactics:

4b. Create or refine alignment of academic courses and programs

4c. Improve collaboration between WP faculty and SGF counterparts to facilitate the ease of program transfer

Targets/Accountability:

2013 Target: Department heads and division chairs will meet with Springfield counterparts at least once (DAA).

Objective 5. Evaluate internal and intra-institutional communications

Tactic:

5a. Assess current internal communication methods and determine if additional methods are needed.

Targets/Accountability:

2013 Target: Conduct an internal communications survey in year one. (DUC, AC).

2013 Target: Conduct assessment of communication methods with the Mtn. Grove Shannon Hall campus to take place (DUC, AC).

Tactic:

5b. Assess current intra-institutional communication methods and determine if additional methods are needed.

Targets/Accountability:

2013 Target: Joint Administrative Council meeting held on the Springfield campus (AC).

Objective 6. Demonstrate transparency and accountability to University constituencies

Tactic:

6a. Hold regular communications with constituencies to review programs and priorities

Targets/Accountability:

2016 Target: One town-hall meeting held each year in addition to interaction with advisory and development boards. (CH)

2016 Target: Publish monthly Academic Affairs newsletter that highlights events, milestones, deadlines and other important information (DAA)

Tactic:

6b. Ensure broad availability of information

2016 Target: Budget and other appropriate documents available online. Ongoing and continuous (DUC, DBSS)

Objective 7. Enhance and leverage technology to improve teaching and learning systems

Tactics:

7a. Conduct classroom technology audit

7b. Take advantage of quantity purchase discounts, extended life-cycle replacement periods and other cost-saving measures

7c. Maintain technology infrastructure at the level required to ensure reliable and secure delivery of services

Targets/Accountability:

2016 Target: Increase the number of Level III technology-enhanced classrooms from 10 in 2012 to 20 by the target year (DITS w/guidance from Instructional Technology Advising Committee).

Tactic:

7d. Conduct annual survey to measure campus community satisfaction with available technology

Targets/Accountability:

2016 Target: Administer initial survey in Fall 2012 and achieve a 95% satisfaction level with available technology by the campus community by target date. (DITS).