Access Academic Strategic Plan
|Access Goal: Montana State University is committed to widening access to higher education and seeks to ensure equality of opportunity for all.||MSU Target||Unit Strategy||Unit Objective (optional)||Unit Metric||Person Responsible for Success|
|Objective A.1: Educate more students while maintaining the quality of our programs.|
|Metric A.1.1: By 2019, the number of Montana undergraduate students enrolled will surpass 9,900 (a 15% increase).||9900||Maintain and strengthen Carnegie Classification||VPR/Provost|
|Metric A.1.2: By 2019, the number of transfer enrollments will increase 15% to approximately 1,100.||1100||Evaluate existing articulation agreements to improve if necessary and utilize. Establish other articulation agreements that focus on university strengths and meet strategic goals.||Singel|
|Metric A.1.2||Identify staff team to assist transfers (enrollment, aid, advising, etc.).||VPR/Provost|
|Metric A.1.2||25% of GC AA and AS graduates will transfer to MSU by 2019.||Gallatin College Dean|
|Metric A.1.3 By 2019, the number of students enrolled in graduate programs will increase 20% to approximately 2,350.||2350||Increase extramural funding that supports graduate student stipends and tuition.||Increase GTA funding for stipends as compared with peers.||Grad Dean|
|Metric A.1.3||Develop a productive graduate recruiting strategy||Evaluate the use of recruitment incentives||Grad Dean|
|Metric A.1.3||Develop seamless Master’s programs (4+1 options).||Grad Dean|
|Metric A.1.3||Recruit top MSU undergraduate students to select graduate programs.||Grad Dean|
|Metric A.1.3||Allocate GTAs strategically to leverage other strategic priorities.||Increase GTA funding for stipends as compared with peers.||Grad Dean|
|Metric A.1.3||Increase the use of GTAs in disciplines where they can be effective.||Increase GTA funding for stipends as compared with peers.||Grad Dean|
|Metric A.1.4: By 2019, the number of credits and courses delivered on-line will increase 40% to approximately 20,000 credits and 225 courses.||20000 credits and 225 courses||Offer more programs online.||
1. Offer more professional programs/masters online.
2. Improve access to online degree programs or certificates.
3. Develop a seamless consistent model for online course/program delivery.
1. Extended Univ Dir.
2. Extended Univ Dir.
|Metric A.1.4||Increase instructional design support for faculty to develop on-line courses/programs||Extended Univ Dir.|
|Metric A.1.4||Cooperate with Montana community colleges for baccalaureate degree completion.||Provost|
|Metric A.1.5: By 2019, the number of students enrolled in Gallatin College degree and certificate programs will double to 400.||400||Gallatin College will continue to add one or two programs each year and increase local marketing efforts of the two-year offerings.||Gallatin College Dean|
|Metric A.1.6: By 2019, the percentage of need met through scholarships and grants for students who were awarded any need-based aid will increase from 74% to 80%.||80%||Alumni Foundation|
|Metric A.1.7: By 2019, the total student population will increase 15% to 16,000.||16000||VPSS|
|Objective A.2: Diversify the student body|
|Metric A.2.1: By 2019, the number of Native American students enrolled will increase to 800 (a 45% increase).||800||Develop and improve articulation agreements with tribal colleges.||Provost|
|Metric A.2.1||Expand outreach to tribal schools (grades 6-14) to enhance math and science mentoring.||Provost|
|Metric A.2.1||Develop and improve Native American support services.||Build Native American student center by 2019.||
|Metric A.2.1||Connect relevant degree offerings to needs in tribal communities.||Provost|
|Metric A.2.1||Improve support in the Bozeman community for children of Native American students.||Provost|
|Metric A.2.1||Recruit and add at least 5 Native American faculty.||Provost|
|Metric A.2.2: By 2019, the number of other under-represented minority students enrolled will increase to 950 (a 40% increase).||950||Increase scholarship funds for minority/non-Native students.|
|Metric A.2.2||Staff multicultural student support programs.||VPSS|
|Metric A.2.2||Recruit and add at least five minority faculty beyond the five Native American faculty in A.2.1.7.||Provost|
|Metric A.2.3: By 2019, the number of international students enrolled will increase to 540 (a 20% increase).||540||Improve the role and impact of the Office of International Programs.||Develop partnerships with other countries for dual or cooperative degree programs. Target recruiting to areas where students are interested in international education.||OIP Dir|
|Metric A.2.3||Increase integration of international students on campus.||OIP Dir|
|Metric A.2.3||Increase the number of exchange programs by 20%.||OIP Dir|
|Metric A.2.4: By 2019, the number of nontraditional students enrolled in undergraduate and Gallatin College programs will increase to 3,200 (a 20% increase).||3200||Gallatin College will implement strategies from the College’s 2012 Council for Adult and Experiential Learning assessment.||Gallatin College Dean|
|Metric A.2.4||Increase the number of evening courses.||Singel|
|Metric A.2.4||Increase and market online offerings to nontraditional students including veterans.||Extended Univ. Dir.|
|Metric A.2.4||Create three year programs (accelerated) and programs that can be completed with online and evening courses.||Provost|