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Goals FY2012

Ingram Library Goals FY 2012

Guiding Principle 1: The University will develop and support a distinctive set of quality academic programs ranging from bachelors to doctorates that blend the best of professionalized liberal education, experiential learning, and individual transformation.

Ingram Library’s Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections will continue processing papers of former U.S. Congressman Bob Barr to open this significant collection for researchers.

Goal 1: Every undergraduate academic program will demonstrate a distinctive blending of liberal education, professional competencies, and experiential learning, preparing students to be ethically responsible and civically engaged professionals in the global economy of the 21st century.

Ingram Library’s Instructional Services will engage in curriculum mapping to identify research classes as opportunities for developing students’ discipline-specific information literacy skills.

Center for Civic Engagement development will continue. Ingram Library Special Collections,Georgia’s Political Heritage Program, Department of History’s Center for Public History, and Department of Political Science and Planning’s Thomas B. Murphy Center for Public Services will occupy newly-built office space on ground floor and develop plans for coordinated work arrangements, budget support.

Goal 2: Every undergraduate student will be advised to take advantage of one of multiple available learning communities. Learning communities that are available to students will include communities organized by living arrangement, by year in program, by other co-curricular associations – Honors Program, Advanced Academy, Band, Athletics, Debate, or program in the major.

Center for Civic Engagement as learning community

Goal 3: The University will endeavor to increase enrollment in and graduation from graduate programs, including doctoral programs, that have as their mark a practical professional purpose, experiential learning opportunities, and an intellectual program informed by a foundation of liberal education.

Ingram Library will support graduate classes and cohorts through targeted instruction initiatives and LibGuides development.

Ingram Library will add graduate assistantships in the areas of Circulation (2, supported with special initiative funding reallocation from Provost’s office to provide 24/5 library hours) and History (1, to support Dr. Keith Hebert in development of content for exhibits to support Murphy Office installation).

Guiding Principle 2: Every responsible agency of the University will be dedicated to creating a safe, supportive, and engaging campus life.

Goal 4: The University will maintain an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.

Ingram Library’s Outreach Librarian will plan and develop a Student Advisory Council to assist the library in identifying needs and issues, and assessing library collections, services, facilities, and programs from the student perspective.

Ingram Library’s Instructional Services will set up GroupFinder to facilitate student work group activity within the library.

Ingram Library’s Instructional Services will develop and promote GoPRO, a research appointment system.

Goal 5: The University community will provide a balanced variety of cultural, recreational, leisure, and informal education programming opportunities for faculty, staff, and students that enhance the quality of campus life.

Goal 6: All units will strive to improve the compensation and working environment of faculty and staff in order to recruit and retain the best individuals.

Guiding Principle 3: The steady enrollment growth over the next five years will be managed to enhance the University’s dedication to educational excellence in a personal environment.

Goal 7: The University will endeavor to increase our overall enrollment to 14,500 by the year 2015.

Goal 8: With our enrollment growthWest Georgiawill remain committed to the following targets of academic quality: faculty-student ratio of 18 to 1; average class size of 29; full-time to part-time faculty ratio of 4.4 to 1.

Goal 9:West Georgia will develop several new facilities to improve quality along with meeting capacity demands due to enrollment growth, such as new classroom space for Nursing and Art.

Guiding Principle 4: The University will increase its fund-raising and community service to match the needs of all of our stakeholders and communicate our story effectively.

Goal 10: Capital Campaign: The Development Office will prepare for a capital campaign to assist in meeting the long-term needs of the Universityof West Georgia Goal 11: Communication and Marketing: The Office of University Communications and Marketing (UCM) will internally and externally promote the missions and goals of the strategic plan. This will be achieved by aligning the institution’s integrated marketing plan (advertising, visual identity standards, web presence, media relations, etc.) with the strategic plan.

Goal 12: Community Relations: The University will engage the local community educationally, culturally and recreationally.


Assessment Information

List assessments used to measure progress toward departmental goals.

GOAL: Ingram Library’s Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections will continue processing papers of former U.S. Congressman Bob Barr to open this significant collection for researchers.

ASSESSMENT: Finding aid will be published online

GOAL: Ingram Library’s Instructional Services will engage in curriculum mapping to identify research classes as opportunities for developing students’ discipline-specific information literacy skills.

ASSESSMENT: Departmental meeting notes; Information Literacy plans

GOAL: Ingram Library’s Instructional Services will engage in curriculum mapping to identify research classes as opportunities for developing students’ discipline-specific information literacy skills.

ASSESSMENT: Departmental meeting notes; Information Literacy plans

GOAL: Center for Civic Engagement as learning community

ASSESSMENT: Center staffing and budget secured; Reports of activities

GOAL: Ingram Library will support graduate classes and cohorts through targeted instruction initiatives and LibGuides development.

ASSESSMENT: Statistical and narrative reports produced by Instructional Services; web site content

GOAL: Ingram Library will add graduate assistantships in the areas of Circulation (2, supported with special initiative funding reallocation from Provost’s office to provide 24/5 library hours) and History (1, to support Dr. Keith Hebert in development of content for exhibits to support Murphy Office installation).

ASSESSMENT: Budget reports; completed projects

GOAL: Ingram Library’s Instructional Services will set up GroupFinder to facilitate student work group activity within the library.

ASSESSMENT: Software module brought up onlne

GOAL: Ingram Library’s Instructional Services will set up GroupFinder to facilitate student work group activity within the library.

ASSESSMENT: Software module brought up onlne

GOAL: To improve the librarian/student ratios and the library staffing rations as cited by the most recent (2010) National Council for Education Statistics (NCES) Academic Libraries Survey report

ASSESSMENT: National Council for Education Statistics (NCES) Academic Libraries Survey report

GOAL: Continue renovation to the library’s second and third floors, to complete classrooms, study rooms, Assistive Technology Lab, ADA-compliant rest rooms.

ASSESSMENT: Observation; Facilities documents regarding projects.

GOAL: Produce and distribute printed materials to highlight library resources.

ASSESSMENT: Published items; budget reports.

GOAL: Ingram Library will organize and promote cultural events to engage the campus and surrounding community.

ASSESSMENT: Program statistics; press releases and news articles.