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Darren Chase 2022-03-02T10:37:37-05:00

2/9 Dialogue Session Notes, President's Office

Feb 9, 2022 Dialogue Session Notes:


  • Enrollment
  • Low student & faculty morale
  • Equity for teaching faculty and pay
  • Strengthening rigor of academic programs
  • Moving past COVID
  • Curriculum
  • Internal communications
  • Lack of professional development funding.
  • Governor’s expectation to attract a wider pool of students
  • Are we offering what students want to take?
  • When they graduate, what value is our degree? Are they employable? Is our curriculum helping meet their goals and expectations?
  • Hiring issues – especially with staff
  • Resources are strained
  • Students aren’t as social and engaged as they were before covid.
  • Students lack curiosity and are risk averse. Still trying to figure out college life – even the sophomores and juniors
  • Students are also lacking basic academic & time management skills compared to a few years ago.
  • Students are hungry for experiences outside of the classroom – last year 80% of students attended at least one event with an average of 8 events per student.
  • Things are siloed.
  • Need experiential learning opportunities for programs like math – faculty need help knowing how to deliver not only what the class is, but improve opportunities for experiential learning  - how to make it fit with programs that can’t do it naturally


  • Chance to figure out where we want to go and what students really want
  • Re engage students through curriculum as a way out of covid
  • We know how to engage students, we just need to get back to it.
  • How do we support students better? Use models of support from 1st gen and EOP programs and apply to all students.
  • Students are hungry for faculty interaction
  • Prof 120 – college learning strategies – may be a good place to start & other minis through the learning center.
  • Phased in orientation throughout the entire first semester instead of one weekend.
  • First year seminar & something similar for transfers
  • Make a transition course a graduation requirement
  • Promote inquiry serviced scholarship experiences in the curriculum.
  • Bring the students in to help identify what they need help on. 



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