Goal 1

Enhance the Learning Experience and Career Outcomes for All Students

Tactic/Activity KPI
Increase faculty size in line with enrollment growth. Improvement in faculty / student ratio
Bring cutting-edge research and training into the classroom at all levels. Number of course topics directly tied to faculty research
Add research-related questions to student teacher course evaluations
Increase # of credit-hours / courses taught by research-active faculty
Facilitate the incremental growth of in-demand masters programs through technology integration and faculty guidance. Increased enrollment in revenue generating programs
Promote and expand video production capabilities used for multimedia development. % increase in multi-media projects used in the College
Evaluate usage of the media room
Bring teaching development opportunities to College faculty. Workshop attendance and faculty implementation of new pedagogies
Creation of a College teaching resources Canvas course
# of faculty presentations at brownbag teaching workshops
Tactic/Activity KPI
Increase scholarship funding to build a diverse and engaged student body. Evaluate enrollment patterns for targeted groups (URM, geographic diversity, first generation, academic excellence)
Increase marketing / recruiting resources in line with program growth and revenue opportunities. Evaluate expenditures relative to program growth
Assess performance and ROI of new expenditures
Build, expand and manage department advisory boards to boost alumni engagement and informal recruiting channels as well as create connections between current undergraduate / grad students and alumni. Number of internships
Post-graduation employment outcomes for participants
Implement and expand direct admissions program to attract high-performing students to undergraduate majors. Yield and retention data
Tactic/Activity KPI
Develop and support educational enrichment experiences that are off-campus, specifically in larger metropolitan areas and areas beyond Kentucky, that heighten our students' abilities to see themselves working / living in other areas of the US and world. Number of travel enrichment opportunities
Number of internships, including micro-internships
Level of student participation
Post-graduation outcomes for participants
Re-evaluate and publicize the roadmap for studying abroad. Increase percentage of students going abroad annually
Expand VACE programs: entrepreneur’s bootcamp program, workshops, pitch events, and lunches. Applicant and participation measures
Expand undergraduate research opportunities such as Poverty Center or CBER interns as well as develop a Gatton Undergrad Research Scholars program for juniors. Participation and post-graduation success
Impact of research on underserved communities
Create series of “life skills” mini courses to improve student success after completion of degree (e.g., budgeting, negotiating, retirement planning.) Participation in the mini courses
Expand post-graduation options, working with alumni networks to strengthen relationships and evaluating career service staffing to align with growth of graduate programs. Student outcomes
Career service / student ratios
Expand high-return, discipline-specific experiential opportunities that support long-term career outcomes such as Wall Street Scholars, certificate programs, etc. Post-graduation placement and salaries
Grow enrollment in undergraduate Personal and Professional Development Courses (GPS Series). Sustained or increased enrollment after pilot year (AY 2020-2021)
Improved career outcomes (% of graduates employed by graduation and three months post graduation, initial salary and signing bonus / additional benefits)
Develop and implement innovative advising practices to bridge classroom to career. Sustained or improved retention data
Improved career outcomes (% of graduates employed by graduation and three months post graduation, initial salary and signing bonus / additional benefits)
Tactic/Activity KPI
Develop a standardized review process to provide feedback to inform instructors and department chairs of the quality of online course delivery. Course evaluation questions for online courses
Review report for each instructor for each online course
Market and showcase exemplary courses developed by Gatton faculty for online teaching. Some form of presentation of courses (video, text, etc.)
Develop and implement a process to onboard new instructors, faculty adjuncts, teaching assistants and others teaching in the College. Formal outline of process / project outline including time schedule, instructional resources
Evaluation done by instructors going through onboarding process