Strategic Plan 2009-2014

Strategic Goal 3

Build and Support a Diverse Faculty, Administration, and Staff Committed to the Mission of the College.

Elmhurst College will build, develop, and sustain our faculty, administration, and staff to realize the Elmhurst Experience. This includes building a diverse community. Elmhurst College will determine the optimal size, composition and compensation of its faculty, administration, and staff to best position the College to meet the educational needs of its students and enable them to achieve their professional aims. The College will provide resources, time, and development opportunities to enable its faculty, administration, and staff to fulfill its mission and achieve its vision.

Strategies and Targets

3.1
Develop a comprehensive staffing plan for faculty, administration, and staff.

Target

  • Begin the development of the plan in 2009-10, with review of hiring and retention procedures and creation of the staffing plan in 2010-11. Responsible Areas: Academic Affairs, Finance and Administration, Institutional Research, Academic Council, Faculty Council. Financial Impact: Low.

3.2
Increase the proportion of faculty and staff from underrepresented populations.

Targets

  • Expand targeted outreach for potential faculty and staff who would add to the College’s diversity, beginning in 2009-10. Responsible Areas: President’s Cabinet, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Academic Department Chairs. Financial Impact: Low.
  • Develop a coordinated institutional approach for introducing potential new employees to desirable housing and community options, beginning in 2009-10. Responsible Areas: President’s Cabinet, Human Resources, Academic Departments. Financial Impact: Already budgeted.
  • Attain proportions of faculty and staff from underrepresented populations representative of DuPage County by 2013-14, reflecting the goal established by the President’s Cabinet in 2007. Responsible Areas: President’s Cabinet, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Academic Department Chairs. Financial Impact: Moderate to High.
  • Expand the comparison area to include DuPage and contiguous counties for years beyond 2013-14. Responsible Areas: President’s Cabinet, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Academic Department Chairs. Financial Impact: Planning possible within existing resources.

3.3
Increase support for faculty development and clarify expectations for tenure and promotion.

Targets

  • Complete review of tenure and promotion expectations by 2010-11. Responsible Areas: Faculty Council, Faculty Personnel Board. Financial Impact: Within existing resources.
  • Establish instructional technology plan by 2011-12, in conjunction with broader technology planning. Responsible Areas:  Technology Steering Committee, Library, Academic Affairs, Academic Departments. Financial Impact: Low.
  • Expand workshops on pedagogy opportunities for full-time and part-time faculty by 2010-11. Responsible Areas: Academic Affairs, Library, Academic Departments. Financial Impact: Low.
  • Expand release time for significant curriculum development by 2011-12. Responsible Area: Academic Affairs. Financial Impact: Low.

3.4
Increase support for administrative and staff development.

Targets

  • Offer expanded access to administrative and staff technology workshops beginning in 2010-11. Responsible Area: Human Resources. Financial Impact: Low.
  • Explore additional staff development possibilities beginning in 2009-10. Responsible Area: Human Resources. Financial Impact: Within existing budgets.

3.5
Create an updated plan for the use of technology and institutional data to support the work of the College.

Targets

  • Establish an Institutional Research Office by 2010-11. Responsible Area: President’s Cabinet. Financial Impact: Moderate.
  • Implement the existing Technology Plan in 2009-10. Responsible Area: President’s Cabinet. Financial Impact: Low.
  • Review information technology structures, practices and policies in 2009-10. Responsible Areas: President’s Cabinet, Technology Steering Committee, Computer Services, Library. Financial Impact: Low.
  • Complete the next technology plan in 2010-11. Responsible Areas: President’s Cabinet, Technology Steering Committee, Computer Services, Library. Financial Impact: Within existing budgets.

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