TU 2010

Student Experience and Success

As Towson University is preparing its plan for the future, it will focus on student experience and success.

Student involved in the community  

Support initiatives that promote diversity.
Celebrate campus diversity through curricular and co-curricular offerings.

Expand outreach efforts within the community through the Building Steps Program, CollegeBound Foundation, Reading Clinics and other similar initiatives.

Improve our graduation and retention rates to place us among the top 10 percent of our peers.
Launch a campus-wide initiative to make health and safety of our students a top priority.

Provide leadership through Student Affairs to better assist students experiencing challenges due to physical and/or mental health issues.

Develop co-curricular activities to encourage student engagement in the university community.
Create a strong first year experience for students to get them connected and engaged from the start of their Towson experience.

Establish signature events for students and alumni to identify with Towson University.
Promote civic engagement, including but not limited to the American Democracy Project.

Provide an academic organizational structure, support services, library and technology to create an enriched environment to serve student needs in a dynamic marketplace.
Assess and continually improve the quality of services to students, faculty and staff throughout the university.
Reengineer enrollment services to better serve students from initial recruitment through the first year.

Affirm and enhance the educational experience we provide, grounded in traditional values of a liberal education, while addressing work force needs of the state.
Identify programs and opportunities, such as a theme semester and learning communities, where the campus comes together to model an “engaged community.”

Require every student to participate in at least one service-learning opportunity.

Assure the Career Center meets student needs.

Establish more student groups, organized around the majors, for networking, social and study purposes.

Develop the University Honors College to serve our most academically talented students.

Engage students in off-campus educational experiences.
Provide at least one experiential learning opportunity, on- or off-campus, for all students to help them integrate their classroom experiences and to connect and include: hands-on learning, service learning, group projects, project-based learning, internships, job shadowing.

Double the number of internships over five years.

Double the number of service-learning projects over five years.

Enhance facilities and campus refurbishment and replenishment efforts to provide a high quality educational environment and workplace.

Plan and implement renewal and replacement programs for newly constructed or renovated buildings.

Establish centralized scheduling and create a master calendar for the university.

Develop standards for classroom technology including support, equipment replacement and training.

Plan and implement a multi-year strategy for converting classrooms for instructional technology.

 

Take note

TU students affiliated with registered, SGA-funded organizations contributed nearly 2,400 hours of community service during the 2005-2006 academic year.

 

 

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