Goal 3

Recruit, enroll, retain, and graduate a diverse cadre of qualified students.

Objective 3.1

Effectively and efficiently implement the Rhode Island Higher Education System joint admissions agreement.
(Vice President for Academic Affairs)
  • Strategic Action 3.1.1 - Continue the development of additional Joint Admission protocols until all relevant curricula are addressed.
  • Strategic Action 3.1.2 - Conduct an assessment of transfer student performance to determine whether problem areas exist that should be addressed in the Joint Admissions program.
  • Strategic Action 3.1.3 - Develop and implement a system for ensuring that students in the Joint Admission program receive timely and accurate advising during their freshman and sophomore years.
  • Strategic Action 3.1.4 - Develop systems to integrate freshman and sophomore students in the Joint Admission program into the RIC campus community.
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Objective 3.2

Identify, market, and coordinate several curricula that can be completed exclusively through evening and/or weekend attendance.
(Vice President for Academic Affairs)
  • Strategic Action 3.2.1 - Identify current major programs that can be completed through evening-only attendance.
  • Strategic Action 3.2.2 - Identify additional majors for which it is reasonable to develop an evening-only offering.
  • Strategic Action 3.2.3 - Determine extent of interest and what additional services/resources are necessary to offer one or more weekend-only degree programs.
  • Strategic Action 3.2.4 - Develop and implement a plan for expanding evening-only undergraduate degree programs and weekend-only programs.
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Objective 3.3

Establish an articulated admission/transition program with Mount Pleasant High School that especially targets the recruitment of minority candidates into traditionally under-represented disciplines.
(Vice President for Academic Affairs)
  • Strategic Action 3.3.1 - Establish a project design team, investigate possible program models, develop/propose program design that delineates both structural requirements and student outcomes.
  • Strategic Action 3.3.2 - Implement program.
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Objective 3.4

Expand opportunities for minority students to interact with faculty and staff in ways that will ensure an inclusive campus.
(Vice President for Student Affairs)
  • Strategic Action 3.4 - Establish a working task group charged with reviewing existing College practices to ensure inclusiveness and equality of treatment, reviewing existing mechanisms at other institutions that promote this objective, identifying appropriate mechanisms for implementation at this institution, assigning responsibility for implementation, and developing a promotion strategy to maximize awareness and participation.
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Objective 3.5

Expand initiatives to recruit, enroll, and ensure the success of qualified students.
(Vice President for Academic Affairs)
  • Strategic Action 3.5.1 - Establish annual admissions contact, application, and enrollment targets for traditional freshmen and transfer students.
  • Strategic Action 3.5.2 - Conduct a student attrition study and develop more effective strategies for student retention.
  • Strategic Action 3.5.3 - Develop and implement a plan to recruit additional highly-qualified students to the College.
  • Strategic Action 3.5.4 - Develop and implement strategies to increase enrollment of highly-qualified admittees.
  • Strategic Action 3.5.5 - Identify existing and potential honor societies, ensure availability of membership/participation to all high-achieving students.
  • Strategic Action 3.5.6 - Coordinate efforts to assist talented/high-achieving undergraduate students qualify for and obtain post-baccalaureate scholastic awards and fellowships.
  • Strategic Action 3.5.7 - Identify student outcomes to be derived from mandatory advising; investigate advising options; determine resources necessary for each option; present plan to the College Council and President for approval.
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