This post was original sent as an all-campus e-mail by Suzanne Mellon, executive vice president, to the Saint Anselm College community.
This is the second quarterly update from the Office of the Executive Vice President to promote increased communication and transparency in the important work that is occurring across the college. The updates come out in February, May, August, and November, providing valuable information from all major areas of the college, as well as strategic planning implementation and the work of select committees and task forces.
Vision 2015, Looking Within – Reaching Beyond
We are completing the first year of implementing the strategic plan. The tactical teams have developed strategic objective worksheets for their tactical plans, and have begun to put many operational plans in process. The dashboard and “report card” on various objectives of the plan will come out in June with more updates in the fall. You can see a new video on the strategic plan at http://www.anselm.edu/strategicplan. Here is an update of progress in specific areas:
Creating Educational Distinction
Objective 1 - A proposal for a new core curriculum for the college, which meets the stated objectives, was brought forth by the Curriculum Review and Revision Committee this past January and its content was debated by the Faculty Senate in several meetings this past semester. Approval of the proposal was suspended until more detail can be furnished about the first year and capstone programs, and a resolution can be reached about the language requirement. Both of these matters are being addressed this summer, and formal deliberation on the proposal by the Faculty Senate will resume in September.
Objective 2 – Five new majors (Education Studies; American Studies; Peace and Justice Studies; Environmental Politics and Sustainability; and Physics) and 20 new minors were approved in FY11.
Objective 3 – The college was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, in recognition of our commitment to service and civic engagement. Objective 5 – The Center for Teaching Excellence helped organize four workshops, two book groups, three Faculty Learning Communities and three campus speakers, and co-sponsored a Teaching, Learning and Technology conference with Instructional Technology. [Read more…]