ACADEMIC AFFAIRS - link to complete division plan
PRIORITY 2 - ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION
GOAL: Hire and support a workforce (faculty and staff) expressive of California's diversity.
|Align our hiring policies with our inclusivity and diversification goals (e.g., how hiring committees are constituted, etc.)|
|Assess current diversification and unconscious bias focused practices in recruitment processes|
|Create compensation packages and professional development support that enable us to attract and retain a high-quality, diverse workforce|
|Create a change in climate to reduce unconscious bias; promote a sense of belonging and inclusive excellence|
GOAL: Deliver academic programs that prepare students for the regional and global workforce and to contribute meaningfully to 21st century society.
|Identify (e.g., through a study and existing data) programs SSU could offer to better align with regional workforce needs and projected needs.|
|Work with employers around the county to see what skills they desire in competitive college employees post grad (e.g., GIS skills)|
|Develop more internships and corporate partnerships to ensure strong employment opportunities for our students as they graduate.|
|Integrate workforce and career readiness into GE and/or majors so students know what skills they are gaining and need to be effective professionals in the workforce and in their chosen fields.|
|Provide professional development to faculty to support the incorporation of more real-world, project-based learning, community-based research into teaching and learning at SSU.|
GOAL: Amplify and support the expression of SSU's core values and strategic priorities in our curricula.
|Devise support mechanisms to enable cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary collaborations in service of new programs, certificates, especially around our core values (sustainability, social justice, community engagement, adaptability).|
|Develop and implement a meaningful, distinctive GE program.|
|Support asset mapping across curricular and co-curricular activities to enable more coherence of purpose and more cross-fertilization across programs, schools, and areas.|
|Identify and address barriers to innovation and interdisciplinarity.|