Strategic Plan: Building Our Brighter Future
Photo: Phil Dembinski '08
Building our Brighter Future is designed to refresh the curriculum, strengthen student support structures, expand student engagement with alumni and creative industry networks, enhance institutional community engagement efforts, and cultivate a supportive and collaborative workplace environment, while also preserving the college’s long-term financial health and operational efficacy.
The plan was developed by a 32-member Strategic Planning Steering Committee, co-chaired by Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David and Professor Carmelo Esterrich, with faculty, staff, student, and trustee representation.
Faculty, staff, and students will hear from key members of institutional leadership who are charged with implementing aspects of the plan and how certain key initiatives will take shape in our first year.
We encourage you to join us in person with an opportunity for an audience discussion.
November 16, 2022
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Student Center, 5th floor
754 S. Wabash Ave.
Strategic Planning Process Overview
Four Goals for Our Strong Future
- Build our Enrollment to 8,500 Students
- Increase our FY Retention to 80%
- Increase our Graduate Rate to 60%
- Increase Career Engagement of Alumni and Students
Four Strategic Themes to Reach Our Goals
- Creatives’ Curriculum
- Student Growth and Student Success
- Fostering Sustainable Engagement
- Building a Supportive Operational Context
|Creatives’ Curriculum (undergraduate)||Eric Freedman, Dean, School of Media Arts
Niki Nolin, Associate Professor - Art and Art History
|Creatives’ Curriculum (graduate)||Suzanne McBride, Dean, Graduate Studies
Jessica Meharry, Associate Professor - Business and Entrepreneurship, Faculty Representative to the Board
|Student Growth and Student Success||Brian Marth, Associate Provost - Academic Services
Rosita Sands, Dean, School of Fine and Performing Arts
|Fostering Sustainable Engagement||Peter Fitzpatrick, Special Advisor Community Engagement - Provost's Office
Erik Friedman, Associate Dean, Career Development and Industry Relations
Rocky Monroe, Associate Professor of Dance, Co-Director - Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
|Building a Supportive Operational Context
||Nathan Bakkum, Sr. Associate Provost, Associate Professor - Music History
Steve Corey, Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences