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Columbus State University 2013-2018 Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

Benchmark Measures for Strategic Plan Priorities
("P" = Strategic Priority)

Benchmark Measure Strategic Priority Current
(2012-2013)
Goal
(2018)
(1) Student retention, progression, and graduation rates Focus #1, 2
P-1, 2, 3
66% first-year retention rate and 34% six-year graduation rate At parity with peers (Kennesaw has 77% retention rate)
(2) Entering students' SAT/ACT scores Focus #1
P-1
989 (SAT Reading and Math Combined); 20 (ACT) At least the 50th percentile – currently 1050 (SAT) and 23 (ACT)
(3) Amount and distribution of non-athletic scholarships Focus #1
P-1
Focus #2
P-1, 3
Currently $1,589,487/year (with Music students receiving over 52% of scholarships) Increase funding to $3,942,000/year to achieve a distribution based on Strategic Plan emphases and % of students in each area ( see Exhibit "A" )
(4) Amount and % of students receiving Hope scholarship Focus #1
P-1
579 (about 56% of students from GA counties) At parity with peers (Kennesaw State currently has 68%)
(5) Number of Honors students Focus #1
P-1
201 At least 350
(6) International student enrollment statistics Focus #1
P-1
107 (or 1.3% of total student population) At least 4% of total student population
(7) Number of students in on-campus work/study programs or GTA's/GRA's Focus #1
P-1, 3
Focus #2
P-1
HR reports about 60 Federal work-study and 113 GA's (doesn't include separate dept. budgets) A 20% increase in the current number
(8) ESS/ACT student satisfaction measures (given to seniors) Focus #1
P-1, 2, 3
Focus #2
P-2
CSU seniors rated the following items lower than national average: "job placement services" (3.24 vs. 3.43), "financial aid services" (3.45 vs. 3.60), "new student placement in reading and math" (3.51 vs. 3.60) Achieve scores at or above the national average on all ACT student satisfaction measures
(9) Additional private/state funding for capital projects to improve campus facilities, labs and student meeting spaces Focus #1
P-2, 3
Focus #2
P-3
None At least $64 million (includes Sasaki Plan renovations)
(10) % of adjuncts teaching key core courses (Math, English, etc.) Focus #1
P-3
About 56% of freshman/ sophomore core courses were taught by full-time faculty in 2012 (university average) University average of about 60% of core courses taught by full-time faculty (while decreasing reliance on adjuncts all levels)
(11) Student engagement (NSSE survey) Focus #1
P-2, 3
Focus #2
P-2
2011 NSSE survey shows CSU scored below its peers on: "level of academic challenge" (49.0 vs. 52.7), "supportive campus environment" (58.6 vs. 61.3), and "student-faculty interaction" (33.7 vs. 34.2) At or above Peer institution mean on all NSSE student engagement measures
(12) Number of study abroad participants and International Learning Community classes Focus #1
P-3
151 students enrolled in study abroad programs and 47 ILC class sections in 2011-12 At least 219 students enrolled in study abroad programs (45% increase) and 52 ILC class sections
(13) Number of student participants in clubs and organizations (including Greek) Focus #1
P-3
77 active student organizations with 2,250 members (30% of student body) Increase student participation by 25% (or at least 2,800 students representing at least 38% of the student body)
(14) Student participation in co-ops/internships, or service learning programs Focus #1
P-3
Focus #2
P-3
About 56% of students participate in some form of co-op, internship, or service-learning experience At least 67% of students participating in at least one of these experiences
(15) Growth in graduate program enrollment Focus #2
P-1
Currently 1,212 graduate students At least a 20% increase, or 1,500 graduate students
(16) External grant funding Focus #1
P-1
Focus #2
P-1, 2, 3
$4,855,236 in external grants annually About $5,774,000/ annually by 2018 (see Exhibit "B")
(17) Faculty/Staff turnover rates Focus #2
P-2
HR reports CSU's average annual voluntary turnover rate is 6%, but it is higher in some units Achieve a 5% or less annual voluntary turnover rate in all units/areas
(18) Number of faculty, staff, and students using CSU's busing system Focus #2
P-3
130,000 riders/semester A 2% increase in utilization each year
(19) Environmental sustainability Focus #2
P-3
Usage (both campuses): Electricity: 4,728 kWh per capita; Water: 9,541 gallons per capita; Solid Waste Disposal: $7.36 per capita solid waste disposal; Hazardous Waste Disposal: $0.25 per capita At least a 3% usage reduction in electricity, water, and solid water disposal (per capita); A 1% solid waste reduction (using recycling, composting, re-use, and prevention)