III. Curricular/Co-Curricular Development
A. To build an integrated learning environment and experience for all graduate and undergraduate students that features distinctive programs, a 21st century curriculum, inspired teaching and relevant experiential opportunities.
- Develop curricular and co-curricular experiential learning opportunities.
- Develop a template and support structures for implementation of the BW Action Plan with all first-year students beginning fall 2011.
- Use the academic advising structure to coordinate the linkage between advising and career planning, beginning in the first semester of enrollment at BW.
- Develop more internship opportunities for students
- Develop a rich network-oriented career services effort that is as resourceful in the job placement of students as the recruitment effort in attracting new students.
- Engage businesses, community organizations, government agencies and alumni to improve placement of students in internships, employment and graduate and professional schools.
- Develop a more deliberate and distinctive core curriculum that ensures our students are well prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century and that positions BW as an institution with a strong identity and a competitive, marketable advantage.
B. To implement changes in course and degree delivery for Adult and Continuing Education Students that increase enrollment, retention and degree completion.
- Expand the number of core of hybrid or online courses offered for degrees in the Adult and Continuing Education Program by an additional 10% by Fall 2012 (Benchmark: Fall 2008).
- Expand the number of accelerated (8 week minimester and immersion) Adult and Continuing Education course offerings in identified majors by Fall 2010, so that part-time students can complete their major programs in two years.
- Focus on student services initiatives that recognize the contributions and achievements of adult students at BW and to enhance their sense of community.