Strategic Priority 4: Expand Support
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Strategic Priority 4: Expand Support

IV. Expand Internal, Alumni and Other External Support

Our people are our most valuable asset. To maintain our AACSB accreditation status, we must have adequate numbers of qualified faculty by discipline and program, and provide them with the financial, technology, and other resources they need to be successful. Another AACSB requirement is having adequate processes in place to assess student learning and assure that they are attaining desired knowledge and skills of program-­‐specific goals and objectives. We will continue to work with the University administration on support for these initiatives. A key enabler of the first three strategic priorities is expanding alumni and other external support. All stakeholders, including the dean, faculty, staff, and Board of Visitors must strive to engage alumni and other external constituents to support our strategic priorities. This priority links to preparing career ready leaders and decision makers who are globally aware and socially responsible components of our mission.

Resources required:
  • Support from and coordination with University Institutional Advancement Office.
  • Support from and coordination with University senior administration.
  • Support from and coordination with University Office of Sponsored Research.
Engagement success metrics:
  • Provost Office support of new and ongoing initiatives, e.g., curriculum, faculty and staff, technology, facilities.
  • Board of Visitors participation: number of members, diversity represented (industry, function, demographic, region).
Innovation success metrics:
  • New faculty-­accessible alumni database: number of contacts, by discipline and industry, and faculty use of the database (e.g., guest speaker invitations).
  • New programs and activities to engage alumni on and off campus: numbers of programs and alumni engaged.
  • New projects and initiatives, e.g., building expansion: numbers of projects and initiatives.
  • External support: number and dollar amount of grants and other sources.
Impact success metrics:
  • BSB alumni engagement: number of activities (e.g., guest speaking).
  • BSB alumni annual giving: percentage giving and dollar amounts.
  • BSB alumni giving to Deans Special Project Fund: percentage giving and dollar amounts.
  • Board of Visitors support: percentage giving and dollar amounts.
  • Support for special projects and initiatives: numbers of donors and dollar amounts.
  • Resources allocated to mission‐centric activities affecting students, faculty and staff: activities supported and dollar amounts.