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Faculty Development and Resources

Focus: How do we ensure that ODU make optimum use of its faculty resources?

Faculty Expertise - Pillars of Excellence
Instructional Delivery: Face to face and technology
Pedagogy: Types of Instruction and Structure of the Faculty, Types, Functions, and joint appointments
Faculty Development: Helping faculty to best use existing and new technologies in instruction and research
Pedagogy: Understanding our students

Committee Members

CHAIR Elaine Justice Science - Psychology
M'hammed Abdous Center for Learning Technologies
Janet Brunelle Science - Computer Science
Leigh Butler Education - Teacher Education Services
David Chase Military Program
Stephen Daniel Institutional Advancement Public Relations
Wes Lewis Engineering - Engineering Technology
Joyce Neff Arts & Letters - English
Chris Osgood Science - Biology/ Associate Dean
Linda Pond Education - Curr. & Inst.
Carolyn Rutledge Health Sciences - Nursing
Cynthia Swaine Library Public Services
Wayne Talley
BPA - Economics
TASK FORCE REP Marty Sharpe Institutional Research & Assessment

Principal Themes and Overall Considerations

  • Bolstering Old Dominion University's position as a Major Metropolitan University in the Southeast United States
  • Developing and Expanding Strategic Partnerships with wide range of educational, governmental, corporate institutions
  • Enriching a Student-Centered Culture on Campus

  • Identification of institutional strengths and challenges pertinent to Committee ScopeIdentification of external opportunities and threats pertinent to the Committee Scope
  • Areas of Distinctiveness in Academic Programs and Research; Pillars of Excellence; Expertise
  • Areas.Ideal size and composition of student body and faculty
  • Perspectives of stakeholders, beneficiaries and constituencies
  • University's regional, national, and international position
  • Leveraging geographic advantage
  • Balancing Quality and Access
  • Instructional Delivery: face-to-face vs. technology-delivered/on- vs. off-campus/role of regional centers
  • Service to military and veterans
  • Consideration of substantial resource limitations during the planning window; presumption of reallocation of resources
  • Keep recommendations at a strategic level, all the while considering relevant operational and tactical issues.
  • Propose directions which have reasonable potential for sustainability
  • Planning documents and recommendations arising from the Strategic Enrollment Management Process
  • Draft Plans of the Academic Colleges
  • SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats, Opportunities) Analysis Conducted for the Board of Visitors
  • Faculty Senate General Education Recommendations
  • Council of Graduate Schools Analysis of Graduate Studies and Programs
  • Distance Learning Analysis of Niche and Organization
  • Enrollment, Degree, and Resource Trends by Department and Program
  • Higher Education Restructuring Act and Institutional Performance Measures
  • Other information as requested