The Graduate School Strategic Plan has been approved

Dear Campus Community:

We are pleased to inform you that Provost Philip Mauceri approved The Graduate School Strategic Plan last semester. Our task, therefore, is to now implement the plan. In early spring, the Graduate School Strategic Plan Implementation Committee was formed.  To ensure continuity in planning and to promote efficiency, we invited a number of individuals from the Graduate School Strategic Planning Steering Committee to serve on this newly-created implementation committee.

Members of the Graduate School Strategic Plan Implementation Committee are:

Chair, Laurel M. Garrick Duhaney, Associate Provost & Dean of the Graduate School

David Basch, Creative Strategy Coach
David Cavallaro, Associate Chair, School of Fine & Performing Arts
Aaron Isabelle, Associate Professor, Elementary Education
Michael Rosenberg, Dean, School of Education
Vika Shock, Director of Graduate Admissions, Graduate School
Beth Thomas, Assistant Professor/Interim Director, Art Education
Chih-Yang Tsai, Interim Dean, School of Business
Stella Turk, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Helise Winters, Dean, Extended Learning

Charge

The Committee’s tripartite charge is:

  • Developing a comprehensive and efficient approach to implement the Strategic Plan,
  • Refining metrics and benchmarks for systematically reviewing progress toward achieving the Plan’s goals and strategic initiatives, and
  • Reviewing and recommending policies, procedures, resources, etc., for advancing the goals and priorities of the Plan.

Input

We desire input from the campus community and strongly urge you to participate in one of several meetings that will be held in the coming months. We also invite you to email us your comments on any aspects of the plans goals and initiatives.
Follow this link to download the approved The Graduate School Strategic Plan.
Please email us your comments at gradplanning@newpaltz.edu.

Best Regards,

Laurel M. Garrick Duhaney
Chair, Graduate School Strategic Plan Implementation Committee

Program Development and Refinement

Goal: To selectively add and strategically retain or eliminate graduate programs

  • Where justified, offer new degree and certificate programs, revise existing graduate programs, and discontinue low-demand programs.
  • Develop online and hybrid courses for existing as well as new master’s and certificate programs.

Check back for the subcommittee’s recommendations…

We welcome your comments via email: gradplanning@newpaltz.edu
Please provide your feedback by May 15, 2013.

Marketing and Recruitment

Goals:

  • Utilize an Integrated Marketing Approach
  • Develop a segmented and targeted recruitment/marketing plan broken down by school and program
  • Identify and develop key recruitment tools and have a separate plan for each

Review the subcommittee’s recommendations here:
priority2_Marketing and Recruitment-spring2013-4.24.13

We welcome your comments via email: gradplanning@newpaltz.edu
Please provide your feedback by May 15, 2013.

Admissions and Enrollment Management

Goals:

  • To develop an evidence-based enrollment management system
  • To integrate enrollment and admissions targets into programmatic recruitment plans
  • To streamline the admissions process

The Graduate School’s enrollment targets for new and continuing graduate students are defined within the SUNY New Paltz’s 2013-17 Enrollment Plan and approved by SUNY system administration. These enrollment targets are set by upper level administrators and are not currently reinforced by programmatic enrollment plans. As such, our current approach to recruitment and admissions is disconnected and unfocused.

Review the subcommittee’s recommendations here:
priority3_admissions_enrollment_managment-spring2013

We welcome your comments via email: gradplanning@newpaltz.edu
Please provide your feedback by May 15, 2013.

Student Engagement and Support

Goals:

  • To create a community in which students feel they belong, are supported, valued, and respected.
  • To create support measures and structures that are in place at the stages of graduate work: applicant, new student, current student, and alumni
  • To differentiate student support to meet the needs of graduate student populations in hybrid-learning programs: online, summer, on-campus, full-time, part-time, etc.

Review the sub-committee’s recommendations here:
priority4_student_engagement-spring2013

We welcome your comments via email: gradplanning@newpaltz.edu
Please provide your feedback by May 15, 2013.

Organizational Factors

Goal: To investigate different organizational structures for the Graduate School.

The organizational structure of the Graduate School is not flexible enough to deal with the changing market, cannot facilitate creativity and timeliness of program development or implementation.  In its current form, this School will continue to be deferential to the needs of academic units which have budgeting, recruiting and programming resources and as a result will continue to demonstrate enrollment reductions.

Review the sub-committee’s recommendations here:
priority5_organizational_factors-spring2013-4.25.13

 

We welcome your comments via email: gradplanning@newpaltz.edu
Please provide your feedback by May 15, 2013.

Graduate Faculty Meetings

AGENDA

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 3:00-4:30 pm, OM 1907 Room (B125)
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 10:00-11:30 am, CSB110

1. Announcements

2. By-Laws of the Graduate Council of SUNY New Paltz with Graduate Faculty By-Laws
Proposed revisions to the By-Laws are posted on the Graduate Council’s website.
http://www.newpaltz.edu/graduate/grad_faculty_meeting.html

3. Graduate School Strategic Planning
Presentation of the work the Steering Committee has done so far in developing a Strategic Plan Annual Graduate Faculty Mtg 5.1.2013-FINAL LMGD

Opportunity for comment either in person or email: gradplanning@newpaltz.edu
Please provide your feedback by May 15, 2013.

Steering Committee Membership and Charge

Link

Dear Campus Community:

We are writing to update you on the Graduate School Strategic Plan and related activities. The planning process continues and a steering committee has been working creatively and productively to develop a plan that defines an extensive and bold agenda that directs and prioritizes energies and resources in these five critical areas: Program Development and Refinement, Marketing and Recruitment, Admissions and Enrollment Management, Student Engagement and Support, and Organizational Factors.

Charge

Many of you are aware that Dr. Philip Mauceri, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, in his December 2012 Faculty Report, charged me to include a series of recommendations in the strategic plan to guide, among other factors, the selective:

• addition of new graduate programs and initiatives
• revisions to existing graduate programs
• elimination of graduate programs
• deployment and—in some cases— redistribution of resources

As previously stated, the Steering Committee will communicate its progress to you in developing its strategy and associated recommendations for strengthening and revitalizing the Graduate School.

Strategic Planning Steering Committee Members

The members of the Graduate School Strategic Planning Steering Committee are:

Chair, Laurel M. Garrick Duhaney, Associate Provost & Dean of the Graduate School

Members

David Basch, Creative Strategy Coach
Karen Bell, Associate Dean, School of Education
Daniel Freedman, Dean, School of Science & Engineering
Aaron Knochel, Graduate Coordinator, Fine & Performing Arts
Vika Shock, Director of Graduate Admissions
Linda Smith, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Academic Computing
Chih-Yang Tsai, Associate Dean, School of Business
Stella Turk, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Helise Winters, Dean, Extended Learning

Process

The strategic planning process began in spring 2012 and is scheduled to end in May 2013. We desire input from the campus community and strongly urge your continued involved in the process as we would like the plan to reflect your perspectives and values. Do respond when we call by attending meetings and focus groups and by emailing us, your suggestions relating to the five critical areas described above. Once a draft of the plan has been finalized, we will invite your review and comments, which you also may email us using the above mentioned address.

We are optimistic that, with your engagement and ideas, we will be able to generate a comprehensive and forward-looking set of recommendations to advance the goals of our Graduate School.

Best Regards,

Laurel M. Garrick Duhaney
Chair, Graduate School Strategic Planning Steering Committee