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2010 Retreat Topic Index

Thursday, 10:30 – 12:00 noon

  1. Culture of On-going Assessment (Evidence-Based)
  2. Diversity: Making it Strategic at all Levels
  3. Civility on Campus
  4. How Do WE Improve the Quality of Advising at ASU
  5. How Can We Help Make Jonesboro a Great College Town?
  6. A Funded Strategic Plan: Setting Priorities and Avoiding Unfunded Mandates
  7. General Education Goals & Requirements
  8. Institutional Identity & Distinctiveness
  9. How Can We More Effectively Integrate the Alumni Office in the Academic Areas?
  10. Increasing Critical, Sustainable Support for ASU Dealing with Effects of Increasing # of International Students
  11. How Do We Deal with Waste Disposal and Recycling For a Growing Student Population?
  12. How Do We Connect Dots of Retention/Assessment Planning?
  13. Tuition Waivers and Increased Stipends for Graduate Students
  14. Finishing Liberal Arts Building by End of 2011

Thursday, 1:00 – 2:30pm

  1. Optimize the Use of Space For Academics, Research & Support - Everything We Do Providing/Facilitating Faculty Development Opportunities & Support
  2. Teaching Students to Become Contributing Alumni
  3. Cost of Higher Education
  4. Put Students 1st in All Decisions on Campus
  5. Considering Needs of Diverse Students, Staff, and Faculty including International
  6. Make ASU Greener
  7. How Do We Optimize Safety on Campus?
  8. Apathy
  9. Lack of a Genuine Interest In or Support of the Education of Students in Art, Design, Art History, and Art Education
  10. Faculty/Staff Workload: How Do We Creatively Allow Faculty/Staff Time to Do Things Important to Us, While Still Maintaining Instructional Mission?
  11. Develop a High Standard for Expectations and Conduct For All Students, Employees, and Affiliates of the University
  12. How Can the Tenure Process be a Helpmate to Faculty to Develop Their Strengths in More Effective Ways?

Thursday, 2:30 – 4:00pm

  1. What Can We Do to Secure New Sources of Funding for University Needs?
  2. Do We Want to be an Online University?
  3. Student Health Services in Orientation and Later - Just 2 Nurses for 1000 students (Int'l)
  4. How Do We Keep Teaching, Research and Service in Balance and Reward Excellence in Each?
  5. How to Make ESL/Inter. Students More a Part of the Univ. Community
  6. Resources & Faculty Salaries
  7. Community Engagement & Service Learning
  8. Lack of Intuitive Processes for Paperwork and Descriptions Entered in Banner

Friday, 9:00 – 10:30am

  1. How Do We Plan to Ensure Both Faculty/Staff Have Competitive Compensation Packages
  2. Preparing all ASU Students with Multi-Lingual & Global Citizenship Skills
  3. Revolutionize General Education
  4. Growing Research and Scholarship at ASU
  5. How to Better Prepare Students for College Learning/Quality Teaching Models: Sharing & Learning From Each Other Between Colleges
  6. Collaboration Between Colleges/Departments to Position ASU as National Leader in Multidisciplinary Disaster Preparedness Education
  7. Removing the Stigma "Excellence is NOT a Geographic Phenomenon"
  8. Statistical Literacy and Statistical Education on this Campus
  9. Effective Faculty Evaluations for Multiple Delivery Methods
  10. University-Wide Undergraduate Recruitment Using Robotics

Friday, 10:30 – 12:00 noon

  1. Developing/Enhancing Interdisciplinary Academic Programs
  2. Organization Values/Taking Shared Governance to the Next Level -> Culture
  3. How to Involve Our Students More Into Translating Knowledge into Practice - Policy Health Reform
  4. How Can We Increase the Marketing/Profile of ASU in the Recruitment Process of New Faculty?
  5. Multicultural Programming & Co-curricular Activities
  6. Where Does the Athletic Department Fit in the University Mission?
  7. Team Work Among All Departments
  8. Develop Campus Arboretum

Friday, 1:00 – 2:30pm

  1. Resolving Faculty Staffing Shortage
  2. How Do We Recruit & Retain Quality Faculty & Staff
  3. Develop Comprehensive Campus Master Plan
  4. Transportation
  5. Adequate Support: Operating Budgets, World-Class Faculty, Staff - to Fulfill the Missions of the Departments-Colleges-University
  6. The Importance of Maintaining and Preserving Collections for Future Generations
  7. Develop Opportunity for Staff Research Projects
  8. A Long-Term Vision for ASU: Who Are We? Who Can We Become?

Friday, 2:30 – 4:00pm

  1. Honors Undergraduate Education
  2. Support of Faculty/Staff for Each Other
  3. How Do We Get Them, Keep Them, and Support Them
  4. Is There A Need for Special Training for Faculty/International Students?
  5. ASU Museum - Interdisciplinary Common Ground; Ambassador to Public