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Institutional Effectiveness work team report for Nov. 16th

  • Implemented a transition and joint appointment plan for IE staff and workload of both institutions.  Two staff relocated from the Summerville campus to the Health Sciences campus on 10/19/12.
  • Accreditation Support
    • Received, reviewed and approved all alternative justifications for the Faculty Roster.
    • Completed the Prospectus for the SACS COC. (9/26/12)
    • Launching the 2nd phase of the SACS COC readiness project for the SACS Report & Visit.  We anticipate that the report will be due in early July 2013 and the site visit will be conducted in early September 2013.
  • Strategic Planning
    • The Strategic Planning Council (chaired by Drs. Clark & Inscho) finalized a draft of the Transition Forward Strategic Plan.  The Work Team (chaired by Ray Whiting & Joe Thornton) will review the plan in more detail with the academic, research & clinical leaders to prepare a draft that will be presented to the entire GRU community of faculty, staff, and students in January 2013.  Feedback (through mid-February) will be incorporated for review by the Senior Leadership.  The endorsement of our first Strategic Plan is necessary for FY14 Annual Unit planning cycle which begins in late March ’13.
  • Institutional Research
    • Coordinating IPEDS reporting for Fall ’12 and FY12 given that due dates for some of the sections fall into calendar year 2013 (after consolidation).
    • Supported the data collection & aggregation for the Faculty Credentials roster included in the Prospectus.
    • Managing multiple report requests of enrollment management and workforce for internal audiences.
    • Traveled to Athens on 8/30 to meet with USG and other IR & operational unit reps (Registrars, Financial Aid Directors, Faculty Events staff) from the other institutions undergoing consolidation to discuss academic datamart reporting for the remainder of this academic year (AY12-13).
      • DECISION:  All institutions will report separately to the BOR for Fall ’12, Spring and Summary ’13.
    • DECISION:  Determined not to participate in the Delaware Study/The National Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity in Jan ’13 (for Fall ’11 faculty data & FY12 budget data).  Recommendation:  Review opportunity to participate in January ’15 for Fall ’13 and FY14.
  • Assessment
    • Received the majority of the FY13 unit planning goals, tactics and expected outcomes from both campuses.
    • Transcribing the ASU academic programs’ Student Learning Objectives into Taskstream for the academic program coordinators’ review & submission of changes for Academic Year 2014.
    • Scheduling a meeting in January with representatives from each College to design GRUA’s course evaluation process & standard questions which would be implemented in Fall ’13.
    • Waiting for the faculty governance work team to recommend refinements to the Faculty Evaluation of Administrators process & instrument.
    • DECISION:  Determined that we would not participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) survey until the Spring ’14. http://nsse.iub.edu/html/about.cfm

Consolidation update, June 6

Recent developments:

  • In preparation for consolidation, the HR work team has determined that ASU personnel records, human resources functions (like recruiting, benefits enrollment, etc.) and payroll functions will be converted from the information management system presently in use at ASU (ADP through the USG Shared Services Center) to the GHSU information system which is based on the PeopleSoft Human Capital Management system.
  • During the fall 2012 open enrollment period, a new benefits package will be offered. While the medical plans and dental plan offered by the Board of Regents will remain as they are now, Human Resources plans to take advantage of our larger size to obtain increased benefits with better pricing. We anticipate that the fall 2012 open enrollment for benefits elections will likely be facilitated through the new system in anticipation of the consolidation approval by SACS COC in December.
  • The first payroll of January 2013 will be within the consolidated system of the new university. More details about employee self-service and electronic workflow for departments will be presented throughout the remainder of the calendar year.
  • The Consolidation Action Team endorsed recommendations from the Strategic Planning Work Team to form a Strategic Planning Council to review draft proposals of the strategic plan. Council members will be selected by the work team to ensure broad-based representation.
  • A work team was added to focus on campus ID badging
  • The Branding Work Team is preparing to circulate a list of six possible names for the new university in mid-June. Faculty, staff, students, Alumni and community members will be asked to rank the names in their order of preference through an online form.

Strategic planning decisions

  • GHSU will continue with the tactical planning from Transformation 2020 and ASU and GHSU will align their planning cycles.
  • In addition, the Consolidation Action Team will add a strategic planning work team to begin a strategic planning process that weaves together the strategic planning processes of ASU & GHSU to create an overarching strategic plan. 
  • The annual annual unit planning and assessment will be tied into the plan to support both FY14 planning and budget development.