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Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Priorities and Goals

Please Note: Priorities are numbered only for tracking purposes. Numbering does not represent any level of prioritization.

Priority 1: Refine ASU’s mission and identity as an emerging global research institution.

Goal 1A. Pursue Appropriate Carnegie Classification Based on Role and Scope
Goal 1B. Continue to Promote Teaching and Learning Endeavors That Are Integral to a Global
              Research Institution
Goal 1C. Continue to Promote the Transformation of ASU Into a Research‐Intensive Institution
Goal 1D. Promote Outcome‐Based Decision Making
Goal 1E. Increase Undergraduate and Graduate Enrollment of Well‐Qualified Students

Priority 2: Create a service and support culture that is focused on student learning, retention, and
academic success.

Goal 2A. Support Student Learning as the First Priority to Establish Arkansas State University as a
              Premier Learning‐Centered University
Goal 2B. Review Relevancy of General Education Program
Goal 2C. Continue to Develop a Culture of Assessment to Enhance Learning Outcomes
Goal 2D. Enhance Student Persistence and Academic Success
Goal 2E. Manage the Use of Financial Aid to Help Attract and Retain students
Goal 2F. Provide Opportunities to Better Understand Student Needs

Priority 3: Create learning experiences through student engagement, service to our region, and partnerships with our community.

Goal 3A. Increase Service‐Learning and Community Engagement Opportunities
Goal 3B. Enhance Community Outreach
Goal 3C. Promote Safety, Environmental Responsibility and Stewardship

Priority 4: Create a collaborative decision‐making environment that is based on effective shared governance, open communication, and mutual respect of all members of our teaching and learning community.

Goal 4A. Develop a Sense of Campus Community
Goal 4B. Create Transparency in Planning and Decision Making

Priority 5: Adopt policies and models that continuously promote, grow and reward all modes of effective teaching and learning experiences.

Goal 5A. Support and Reward Multiple Modalities of Teaching and Learning
Goal 5B. Refocus on Excellence in Teaching and Learning 

Priority 6: Increase our diversity and expand our globalization.

Goal 6A. Prepare Students for Global Citizenship
Goal 6B. Develop a Service Environment that Supports the Needs of a Diverse ASU Community
Goal 6C. Attract, Employ, Retain, and Advance Greater Numbers of University Faculty and Staff                   from Underrepresented Groups

Priority 7: Continually improve our institutional efficacy and alignment of resources with our priorities.

Goal 7A. Enhance Recruitment and Retention Initiatives of Faculty and Staff
Goal 7B. Maintain Current and Strategically Plan for Future Infrastructure Needs
Goal 7C. Expand Resources and Refine Budget Procedures

Revised 8-17-11