TU 2010

Resources for Success

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

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Enhance recruitment and retention efforts and development opportunities for faculty.
Reenergize and expand faculty development opportunities.

Faculty Development, post-tenure review, and administrative leadership will provide tools to intervene proactively with faculty at critical stages of career development.

Transform the Technology Fellows program into a summer institute.

Enhance recruitment and retention efforts and development and training opportunities to open career paths for staff.
Provide development opportunities and career paths for staff.

Plan and implement credential-based, university-wide staff development in key areas including budget, financial operations, and internal control.

Develop and implement a comprehensive orientation program for newly hired staff and create an employee handbook.

Implement the Master Plan to address the educational, research, housing, recreation and co-curricular space needs to support the student experience.
Pursue a strategy to ensure housing for first-year students.

Provide additional space for student organizations.

Develop on- and off-campus housing options to support enrollment growth.

Plan and implement the renovation and expansion of the University Union.

Maintain staffing of police force and escort services that are matched appropriately to institution size, and support the efforts of University Police to achieve accreditation.

Encourage safety by providing education programs to the campus community.

Expand health, counseling and public safety resources to parallel enrollment growth.

Expand and improve campus infrastructure to allow for extramural support of faculty research and scholarship efforts.
Provide support to expand grants, contracts and extramural funding efforts.

Increase the level of philanthropic giving to the university.

Initiate a capital campaign that coincides with Towson University’s 140th anniversary.

Organize our campaign efforts for year 2004-2005 with an internal goal of $5 million dollars. Place major emphasis on obtaining corporate gifts and foundation gifts both regionally and nationally. Identify priorities among academic programs with philanthropic and donor potential.

Reinforce links among academic programs, work force development and economic impact.

Work with the deans to develop very targeted fund-raising plans which engage donors to give to specific programs and projects.

Create a staff committee that promotes increased participation in employee giving rates.

Expand our resources for the library and campus technology as a critical resource in support of existing programs.
Increase collaboration with the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Consortium of Libraries to expand campus resources and services.


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